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New memorials to POW/MIA and families of veterans partial of Memorial Day ceremonies


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: NICOLE THILL - This POW/MIA reverence will be dedicated during a Columbia City Veterans Park during a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 29. During a ceremony, several new installations during a park will also be denounced and dedicated. Several new reverence installations during Columbia City Veterans Park will be denounced during a Memorial Day rite on Monday, May 29.

During a annual ceremony, members of a Columbia City parks and distraction cabinet will dedicate a slab reverence in respect of prisoners of war/missing in movement and an etched board inlaid in mill dedicated to families of veterans.

The park itself was initial dedicated dual years ago on Memorial Day, though with several extend appropriation and fundraiser improvements, additions to a park have been ongoing.

Columbia City perceived a $15,600 extend from a Oregon Parks and Recreation Department Veterans and War Memorials Grant Program to bedeck a park, City Administrator Leahnette Rivers explained.

The painting of a park, that is reduction than a half-acre, in some cases has been a prolonged — and complicated — haul. When a city’s open works crews attempted to pierce an 8,000-pound stone dedicated to a families of veterans from a dilemma of we Street and 2nd Street, they detected their apparatus was not sufficient to pierce a rock, Rivers explained. Within one day, Tom Fischer, a owners of TFT Construction Inc. in Scappoose, volunteered his front-loader to pierce a stone to a new home in a park.

“He did it spur-of-the-moment to assistance us since we were in a fix, and with a construction universe so bustling right now … to come here a subsequent day and assistance out, that was unequivocally awesome,” Rivers said.

The city also skeleton to supplement 210 feet of split-rail fencing, extend a rose garden, and implement a celebration fountain and custom-made rubbish can in a park. Earlier this year, a city finished a fourth section wall that had been engraved with a names of veterans.

The Columbia City Veterans Park Memorial Day events start during 11 a.m. Monday, May 29.

Memorial Day events roundup

Columbia City

  • A rite will be hold during Columbia City Veterans Park on Monday, May 29, during 11 a.m. During a ceremony, low-pitched selections, tributes, readings and other speeches will be presented by several St. Helens and Columbia City village members, including Columbia City Mayor Cheryl Young. There will be an phenomenon of a newest reverence statue to be placed in a park.
  • Parking is singular and a giveaway convey will run from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to accommodate those wishing to attend. Pickup is accessible during a Caples House Museum and a CC Rider Transit Center park and float lot in St. Helens. Parking along Highway 30 is prohibited.
  • Scappoose

  • A Memorial Day rite will take place from 10-11 a.m. Monday, May 29, during Heritage Park on Southeast First Street. The giveaway rite is orderly by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4362 and will underline a flyover, guest speakers and girl organizations.
  • St. Wenceslaus Church

  • St. Wenceslaus Church is hosting a annual Memorial Day use and lunch Monday, May 29. Services start during 10 a.m. and embody an Honor Guard, a Massing of a Colors, flag-folding, three-volley salute, “Taps,” and a Rosary for defunct use members and veterans. A commemorative mass will be hold during 11 a.m. Lunch is served during noon, including a rite and toast for blank use members. St. Wenceslaus Church is located during 51555 Old Portland Road, Scappoose. The eventuality is free, though donations to a Oregon Veterans Home and Military Chaplains are appreciated.
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