Armistice Day 100th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month in 2018 people worldwide will mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, pausing to recognize those who sacrificed and those who will sacrifice in the defense of freedom and democracy.
Join us at Stonehenge Memorial as we commemorate this special anniversary. The event will begin with World War I era music and poetry, followed by a brief history of the Stonehenge and the 14 service members memorialized there. There will be speeches, a wreath laying, National Salute, taps, and planting of red poppies. A reception at Maryhill Museum of Art will follow the ceremonies. Veterans are encouraged to wear their medals and decorations to the ceremony; the museum will offer free admission to all who attend the event at Stonehenge on November 11. Measures will be in place in the event of cold or wet weather.
Families whose loved ones are honored at Stonehenge Memorial are invited to share scrapbooks or photos; a table will be set up at Maryhill for this purpose. For more information, contact Louise Palermo, Curator of Education at 509 773-3733 ext. 25 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The men honored at Stonehenge Memorial are James Henry Allyn, Charles Auer, Dewey V. Bromley, John W. Cheshier, William O. Clary, Evan Childs, James D. Duncan, Harry Gotfredson, Robert F. Graham, Louis Leidl, Carl A. Lester, Edward Lindblad, Henry O. Piendl and Robert F. Venable. These men, all members of the American Expeditionary Force, represented the U.S. Army (Calvary, Coast Artillery, Engineers and Infantry), U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy.
Participating groups include Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier; Washington State Parks; Maryhill Museum of Art; City of Goldendale; Goldendale Chamber of Commerce; Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum; Kiwanis, Goldendale; American Legion Evan Childs Post 87, White Salmon; American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116, Goldendale; Washington State Police; The Dalles Civic Auditorium; Boy Scout Troop 282, Hood River; Point Man International Ministries, The Dalles; and, Daughters of the American Revolution, Karneetsa Chapter, Moses Lake.
A special thank you to our sponsors: American Legion Evan Childs Post 87, White Salmon; American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116, Goldendale; The Association of Washington Generals; Edward and Kathleen La Motte; Bruce and Mary Stevenson Foundation; the Goldendale Sentinel; Great Skot Productions and Smith Creative Group.