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Citizens pay respects to military veterans

by:  ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Citizens gathered at the Estacada Veterans Memorial for a Veterans Day Ceremony Monday, Nov. 11.It was a sunny Veterans Day in Estacada.

Forty or so people gathered Monday, Nov. 11, at the Estacada Veterans Memorial to honor men and women who have served in the armed forces.

Members of the Estacada Fire Department, Estacada/Sandy Police Officer Bill Wetherbee and former Estacada Mayor Becky Arnold were in attendance.

Estacada Area Support our Troops Foundation members spoke, read poems and gave prayers during the ceremony.

Nineteen new bricks had been installed in the Wall of Honor prior to the ceremony, including one for the entertainer Bob Hope and the late Lynn Wood, a foundation member and longtime Estacada resident.

“Remember when you see a vet today, thank them,” said Rita Perry, foundation secretary. “Thank them every day.”



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