World War II 75th Anniversary Tribute

We are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII with a video tribute to veterans who served. Our original plan was to present the program at Stonehenge Memorial and the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial on August 15, 2020 but due to the pandemic, we have created a video that can be shared far and wide.

The video was created in collaboration with numerous groups throughout the county and region, and will feature a presentation of the colors by American Legion Post 116 Honor Guard, a flyover with pilots from Western Antique Aeroplane & Automobile Museum (WAAAM), a Three Volley Salute, a bugler playing taps, recitation of names on the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial and a special keynote address by Caroline Yamazaki Roberts, daughter of WWII veteran and White Salmon resident Dr. James Yamazaki. The video will also include recognition of several living WWII veterans from the region, including Donald Bryan, Edward Weddle, Harold Bickel, Harry Wilson, Robert Johnson, Julius Courtney, and Hiram “Jack” Mulrony.

The World War II Veterans Memorial Highway
As part of the commemoration, the Commemoration Committee will announce the naming of Highway 97 as the World War II Veterans Memorial Hwy by Washington State. The portion to be named runs north from the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge to the border of Klicktiat and Yakima Counties.

Bookmark this page and check back on August 15 to view the video!

We are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII with a video tribute to veterans who served. Our original plan was to present the program at Stonehenge Memorial and the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial on August 15, 2020 but due to the pandemic, we have created a video that can be shared far and wide.

The video was created in collaboration with numerous groups throughout the county and region, and will feature a presentation of the colors by American Legion Post 116 Honor Guard, a flyover with pilots from WAAAM, a Three Volley Salute, a bugler playing taps, recitation of names on the Klickitat County Veterans Memorial and a special keynote address by Caroline Yamazaki Roberts, daughter of WWII veteran and White Salmon resident Dr. James Yamazaki. The video will also include recognition of several living WWII veterans from the region, including Donald Bryan, Edward Weddle, Harold Bickel, Harry Wilson, Robert Johnson, Julius Courtney, and Hiram “Jack” Mulrony.

The World War II Veterans Memorial Highway
As part of the commemoration, the Commemoration Committee will announce the naming of Highway 97 as the World War II Veterans Memorial Hwy by Washington State. The portion to be named runs north from the Sam Hill Memorial Bridge to the border of Klicktiat and Yakima Counties.

Bookmark this page and check back on August 15 to view the video!

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Commemorative Coin

Honor WWII Veterans with the purchase of a Challenge Coin.

Coins are available from the Museum Store for $14.95 + shipping. To order call 509.773.3733 ext. 33 or email museumstore@maryhillmuseum.org.

Proceeds from the sale of the coins will go to the Stonehenge Memorial and Klickitat County Veterans Memorial Site Fund to be be used for maintenance and other site needs.

Sponsors & Supporters

American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116 Honor Guard
American Legion Auxiliary Post 116
Anonymous
Allyn’s Building Center
Dan Gunkel, Gunkel Orchards
Kiwanis Club of Goldendale
Klickitat County Economic Development Authority and the Klickitat County Commissioners
Klickitat County Historical Society and Members
Klickitat County Veterans Advisory Board
Goldendale Chamber of Commerce
Great Skot Productions
Jan Johansen
Jim Link
Lindhe Insurance
Maryhill Museum of Art
George Miner, Bugler
Dustin Conroy, Pioneer Survey and Engineering
Larry and Constance Olson
Sawyers Ace Hardware and Rental
Society of the Honor Guard for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier                              The Dalles Civic Auditorium 
Western Antique Aeroplane and Automobile Museum (WAAAM)
Washington State Transportation Commission
Washington State Department of Transportation
bold = significant contribution of financial support or in-kind donation

 

 

 

Committee Membership

David Barta, Chair
Skot Barker, Great Skot Productions
Mike Clough, Caretaker, Maryhill Museum of Art
Adam Fahlenkamp, Washington State Parks
Ron Ingraham, Klickitat County Historical Society
Lisa Commander, Columbia Gorge Veterans Museum
Andy Kallinen, Washington State Parks
Bill Kupchin, American Legion Evan Childs Post 87
Ed LaMotte
John Miller
Bob Moco, Trustee, Maryhill Museum of Art
Louise Ann Palermo, Curator of Education, Maryhill Museum of Art
Dana Peck, Goldendale Chamber of Commerce
Brian Thimmig, American Legion Louis Leidl Post 116
Klickitat County Commissioner David Sauter
Colleen Schafroth, Executive Director, Maryhill Museum of Art
Klickitat County Commissioner Jim Sizemore

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