A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our country will be held Monday, May 27, 11:00 am at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located in Kiwanis Park at 422 SW 2nd Ave in Battle Ground.
The ceremony will include the reading of two poems, The Mother of a Soldier, by Folger McKinsey and My Coming Home, a poem written by PFC Larry Manuel to his mother in January of 1968; just two months later PFC Manuel was Killed in Action.
Thirty-one local Battle Ground-area men who died in service will be remembered and honored by a reading of their names. These men, whose names are engraved on the wall of the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, are sons, brothers, fathers, and once our neighbors. They are:
From World War II
From the Korean War
From the Vietnam War
From the Global War on Terror – Afghanistan
From the Global War on Terror – Iraq
We invite the community to join us in remembering and honoring them and all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service.