A Memorial Day observance event will be held in Vancouver on Monday, May 31, to honor military members who died in the line of duty.
Southwest Washington’s Memorial Day Observance will be hosted by the Community Military Appreciation Committee, the city of Vancouver, Clark County, National Park Service and The Historic Trust. It will be held at 11 a.m. at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks at 600 Hatheway Road.
The ceremony will feature comments from Meredith McMackin, a Gold Star mother who lost her son in Iraq. Additional speakers include Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, Clark County Councilor Gary Medvigy and National Park Service Superintendent Tracy Fortmann.
Music will be performed by Officer Rey Reynolds and the 204th Army Band. Following the ceremony, the party will lay a wreath at the Clark County War Memorial with taps and a rifle salute.
The event is sponsored by Waste Connections.