A military transport vehicle represented the Lewis County Veterans Memorial Museum during the Lewis County Veterans Day Parade in Toledo Saturday. The second year held in Toledo, the parade was originally established in 2009 by local community member April Pennington as a way to honor area members of the military, both past and present. Pennington Farey has since been joined by a number of volunteers and Veterans’ groups, and the parade has not incorporated the Veterans Wall of Honor recently established at Kemp Olson Memorial Park, in Toledo. Those interested in helping to plan and/or participate in future parades can visit www.lewiscountyveteransparade.com.
A crowd of residents and veterans gathered at the Veterans Wall of Honor in Kemp Olson Park, at the end of the parade route, to hear a service by members of the military, as well as local clergy.
The Veterans Wall of Honor, first dedicated last year during Veterans Day, has become a popular monument to the service of members of the military, and the names and service information of many members, both past and present, local and regional, are contained within the bricks in the wall. For information on how to order a brick, contact Lions Club Member Bob Schmid at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 864-8335.