City officials joined the Rainier Jr./Sr. High School History Club in honoring a Vietnam Veteran for his volunteer work and his military service at this month’s Rainier City Council meeting.

Jim Owen was credited for his support of local history programs such as Rainier Revisited and his assistance in bringing a mobile display of the Vietnam Memorial Wall to Rainier in past years.

“We want to thank Jim Owen for all his service to the history club and our country as well,” history teacher Andrew Demko said. “We appreciate him for everything he continues to do.”

History club president Tyler Brackin echoed Demko’s gratitude, thanking Owen for his dedication to keeping history present and alive in the community. Rainier Mayor Jerry Cole presented Owen with a certificate and pins honoring his Vietnam War service and volunteerism.

“Your efforts in helping bring The Wall That Heals to Rainier, Oregon, and your helping the history club and local veterans, as well as your unwavering dedication in recognizing and supporting all Vietnam Veterans, has contributed immensely to our mission to thank and honor the service, valor and sacrifice of our Vietnam War Veterans and their families,” Cole read from the award that Owen received.

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