A message and invitation from Deputy City Manager Philip Johnson:
The last Monday of May is a very solemn day in the United States, a day that we pause from our everyday activities and remember those that gave their last full measure of devotion to this country. This Memorial Day will be unlike any that have come before.
Normally people gather, converse, remember, and perhaps shed a tear for those who have left us way too early. However, due to the situation we find ourselves in, our ability to gather and remember will not happen this year.
Nonetheless, we will as a grateful community, not forget the names of those men on our remembrance wall this Memorial Day, or for that matter any other day. What they did on our behalf and for their nation is beyond our grasp, and we will always be in their debt.
May their families and friends find hope and solace in the realization that we as a community and a nation acknowledge their loss, and hope that they find peace.
We ask that at 11:00 AM, wherever you may be on this Memorial Day, that you take a moment and remember those from the Battle Ground area, and all across this land, who gave their all in the defense of this country.
Julius J. Bergman · Otto O. Burgstahler · Edmond H. Condon · Jack O. Freel · Bruce C. Green · Joe J. Pancoska · Elmer E. Pellett
William A. Pelto · Archie C. Peru · Albert E. Sarkinson · Paul H. Snider · Sheldon E. Tessendorf · William A. Uskoski
Leonard A. Wallace · Milton E. Winston · Walter G. Wright
Raymond E. Carpenter · Daniel B. Cheney · Richard A. Hostikka · Dale R. Lindberg · Alvin L. Lowery
Timothy G. Mattson · Monte V. Thomas · Donald F. Thulin
Bryce D. Howard · Andrew J. Shields · Jonah D. McClellan
Cedric E. Bruns · Kane M. Funke · Jeremiah J. Johnson