Join the community on Veterans Day, Wednesday, November 11 at 1:00 pm for the ceremonial dedication of the newly completed Battle Ground Veterans Memorial. The ceremony, with a full military honor guard, is designed to recognize all veterans and active military and to honor the 31 local veterans who died in service to our country and whose names will be engraved on the wall of the memorial.
The memorial is located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park at the intersection of SW 3rd Avenue and SW 4th Street. Parking in the area is limited; attendees are encouraged to park at Battle Ground City Hall, 109 SW 1st Street, and take a free C-Tran shuttle to and from the Veterans Memorial site. Shuttle service will begin at 12:30 pm. While we hope for clear skies, the ceremony will be held rain or shine.
The idea of a Battle Ground Veterans Memorial was born in 2009 as a way to honor and remember our community’s veterans. At that time, there was no site or design, only the desire to create a public place in which the community could reflect and pay respect to its local sons and daughters who paid the ultimate price in service to our country. The undertaking was presented by City Council to the Parks & Recreation Department, the Park Advisory Board, and to the community at large; funds to pay for a memorial would be solely dependent on public donations.
Over the last 6 years we have witnessed the community’s commitment to the project. The memorial has been imagined, created, researched, raised, and built by the community for a singular purpose – to honor local veterans who have fought and died for the freedom we enjoy today.
For more information about the memorial, including the names of the 31 honored veterans who died in service to our country and whose names will be engraved on the memorial wall, select the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial link below.