In Tribute


11 a.m. May 27 Memorial Day at Columbia City Veterans Park presented by St. Helens and Columbia City American Legion and VFW.

“Dawning of the Day”

Mark Mullaney, Oregon Piper

Master of Ceremonies

Casey Wheeler, Mayor, City of Columbia City

The Importance of Memorial Day

Gene Hester, VFW Post #1440 Judge Advocate


Brad Witt, Oregon State Representative

Color Guard

Columbia Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

“To the Colors “ / Flag Raising

Jacob Graichen, Trumpeter / Columbia Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol

Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

Sally Ann Marson, City Council President, Columbia City

“Star Spangled Banner”

Pastor Dean Christiansen, Grace Baptist Church

United States Service Branch Flag Raising

US Army, US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Air Force, US Coast Guard, US Merchant Marine Representatives

“Taps” / Placement of Wreath

Jacob Graichen, Trumpeter and Peggy Schaller, President, St. Helens Garden Club

Missing Man Table and Honors Ceremony

Frank Hupp / David Beldon

“Why I Honor the American Flag”

Alexis Jenkins, VFW Local and District Patrol Pen Speech Contest Winner

Service and Sacrifice

Douglas J. Hayes, Lieutenant Colonel (RET) US Army, Former Battalion Commander


Michael S. McGlothlin, City Administrator, US Army Veteran

“God Bless America”

Pastor Dean Christiansen, Grace Baptist Church

“Amazing Grace”

Mark Mullaney, Oregon Piper

“Scotland the Brave”

Mark Mullaney, Oregon Piper

Refreshments provided compliments of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mt. St. Helens Chapter. Free bus service to and from the event from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Park at CC Rider Transit Center, 1155 Deer Island Rd, St. Helens or Caples House Museum, 1915 First St., Columbia City.


7 to 10 a.m. May 27 Memorial Day Breakfast at the Clatskanie American Legion. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.

11 a.m. May 27 Memorial Day Ceremony at the Clatskanie Memorial Wall following a walk to the bridge for Lost Service Men and Service Women at Sea Tribute. Ceremony will include the release of a wreath in tribute.


Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. May 27, at Heritage Park, 52469 SE 2nd St, Scappoose. Organized by VFW Post 4362. The event is free. For more information, contact: Jim Walling at 503-718-76751, or


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