Fundraising for the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial Project was advanced this week with a $1,000 donation in grant funds from the Elks National Foundation.
At the August 6th City Council meeting, Sandye Talbert, Exalted Ruler of the Battle Ground Elks Lodge, presented a check to the council stating, “Elks have a pledge that as long as there is one Veteran who needs help they will not be forsaken; nor will those heroes who died ever be forgotten. We do not take this pledge lightly.”
Mayor Lisa Walters thanked Ms. Talbert and the Elks for the generous donation and for their long- standing support of the Battle Ground community.
The planned Veterans Memorial, located in Battle Ground’s Kiwanis Park, will honor local veterans who have died in service to their country. The special place of honor will provide the community an area for private reflection as well as a gathering place for events honoring the fallen. The memorial design includes the names of fallen veterans from the Civil War through our most recent wars and conflicts and embodies elements dedicated to the United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard.
The Parks Foundation of Clark County, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, has partnered with the City to serve as the fiduciary agent, providing a mechanism to accept donations.
Information about the project design, local fallen veterans, and donations may be viewed by selecting the link below.