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News Release
Memorial Day Ceremony - Battle Ground
Memorial Day Ceremony - Battle Ground
Battle Ground to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, May 27 (Photo) - 05/13/24

A Memorial Day ceremony to honor the men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who lost their lives in service to our nation will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Monday, May 27, 2024, at the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial located in Kiwanis Park at 422 SW 2nd Avenue in Battle Ground.

The ceremony will include the presentation of the flags by cadets from the Battle Ground High School Air Force Junior ROTC program.  The ceremony will also feature performances by Battle Ground High School Bandmembers Logan Gillespie (Bagpipes) and Rubyee MacPherson (Trumpet).  

The thirty-one 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:

World War II                                 
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                                    
Abert E. Sakrison                       
Paul H. Snider                           
Sheldon E. Tessendorf                 
William A. Uskoski                      
Leonard A. Wallace                            
Milton E. Winston                       
Walter G. Wright                                           
Korean War                             
Jack Hanley

Vietnam War
Raymond E. Carpenter
Daniel B. Cheney
Richard A. Hostikka
Dale R. Lindberg
Alvin L. Lowery
Timothy G. Mattson
Monte V. Thomas
Donald F. Thulin

Global War on Terror – Afghanistan
Bryce D. Howard
Jonah D. McClellan
Andrew J. Shields

From the Global War on Terror – Iraq
Cedric E. Bruns
Kane M. Funke
Jeremiah J. Johnson

We invite the community to join us in remembering and honoring these heroes, as well as all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who died in service.  Read about the Battle Ground Veterans Memorial, at

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