Veterans Wall has new home in Clarkston port district

CLARKSTON, WA - Area veterans have had a special place to point to their pride in the Lewiston and Clarkston community as well as their service in the nation's armed forces.

A ceremony celebrating the Veterans Wall was held Saturday at the Memorial Park in Clarkston. Several vets and community members joined together in the event to dig up the local monument and load it onto a truck to be moved to a better home. This is a distinguished tribute to some of the area's most appreciated residents.

"It is a honor for the veterans to have a place here in Clarkston that's not just a sign in a small park, but down here in the beautiful port district that is being developed," said retired U.S. Navy Commander Chuck Whitman. "Something that's permanent."

The land at the Port of Clarkston was donated to the group organizers to help celebrate the importance of our veterans. The group on hand included local vets, members of the Clarkston High School Jr. ROTC unit, Clarkston Mayor Kathleen Warren and Lewiston Mayor Pro Tem Brad Cannon, who helped install the sign at the new location. For now, the sign sits in oil drums while the proper permits to dig at the port property are processed.