Vancouver in Clark County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
Clark County Veterans Memorial
Lest We Forget
Erected 1998 by Clark County.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: War, Korean • War, Spanish-American • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 45° 37.612′ N, 122° 39.873′ W. Marker is in Vancouver, Washington, in Clark County. Memorial is on Fort Vancouver Way near McClellan Road, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located at Historic Vancouver Barracks. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Vancouver WA 98661, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The O. O. Howard House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Sutler's Store (about 400 feet away); The Artillery Barracks (about 500 feet away); The Infantry Barracks (about 500 feet away); St. James Mission (about 500 feet away); The Post Hospital (about 500 feet away); The Red Cross Convalescent HouseCongressional Medal of Honor Monument (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Vancouver.
More about this memorial. A date on the back, lower right, of the marker identifies the marker was dedicated on November 11, 1998. However, another source identifies that the memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1999.
Regarding Clark County Veterans Memorial. The names of ten Clark County soldiers and Marines who have fallen since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks are inscribed on the memorial along with the names of fallen comrades from other wars.
1. Why a new memorial?
The original memorial located at the Clark County Courthouse was built in 1945. Several years ago it was discovered that names were missing from that memorial. Because of the smaller size, age and handicap inaccessbility of the original memorial it was thought a new memorial might be in order. Upon a request from Clark County officials, the 40 et 8 formed The Clark County Veterans Memorial Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Chuck Jones and Coleah I. Penley-Ayers. Meeting monthly, committee members worked for five years uncovering more missing names, designing, planning and fundraising. Primarily the memorial was funded by individual donations from within the community.
Additional keywords. Global War on Terrorism
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