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City of Battle Ground News

Posted on: July 25, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Supporting the Veterans Memorial Project - How you can contribute

Generous contributions from individuals, local organizations and businesses are helping to make the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial a reality with a planned groundbreaking in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park in March of 2015. The names of twenty-seven local veterans, who died in service to country, will be engraved on the wall of the memorial.

Additional resources are needed to complete the project; we continue to raise funds and are seeking contributions of materials and services. Funding of the project is solely dependent on public donations and contributions and we ask for your support.

Two upcoming fun and social events provide an opportunity for individuals to contribute:

Girls’ Night Out Bunco Party – Thursday, August 7thThis is the 3rd annual Bunco party – an evening of fun, dinner, refreshments and prizes, with all the proceeds to benefit the Veterans Memorial Project. The event is from 5:30 – 9 pm at the Battle Ground Community Center and includes a light dinner, dessert, soft beverages, prizes, and a no-host wine bar (all guests must be at least 21 years of age). Admission is $20 presale, through July 31 or $25 at the door.

Fairgrounds Park Flea Market – Saturday, August 23rd Located in Fairgrounds Park in Old Town Battle Ground, this flea market is unique buying and selling event bringing one-of-a-kind garage sale and retail items together. Free admission for shoppers; sellers pay a $20 registration fee per vehicle with all proceeds benefitting the Veterans Memorial project.

We are thankful for the generosity of businesses that are contributing in-kind services essential to the success of the project. AKS Engineering provided the design and development drawings based on the original conceptual plan; Prairie Electric provided the electrical engineering plan; Columbia West Engineering conducted the geo –technical survey for the design and development plan; and Tapani Underground, Inc. is providing construction oversight services.

More materials and services are needed; we are actively seeking businesses that can assist by contributing their resources and expertise. Join us in honoring local veterans who fought for our freedom.

Select the Veterans Memorial link for more information about the project, including the names of veterans; the memorial design; event information; and how you can contribute. You may also contact Parks & Recreation Director Debbi Hanson directly at 360-342-5385 or at

Battle Ground Veterans Memorial