Join Fort Vancouver National Historic Site for a Week-Long Celebration of the National Park Service’s 101st Birthday

On August 25, 2017, the National Park Service will celebrate its 101st anniversary as an agency! In honor of the occasion, a week of exciting programs will be offered at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, one of the 417 units of the National Park Service. In addition to the programs listed below, the reconstructed Fort …

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Commemoration of the start of the Korean War

Start of the Korean War: A Commemoration in Wilsonville: Each year the Korean War Memorial Foundation of Oregon (KWMFO), with the assistance and support of the Oregon Trail Korean War Veterans Association, commemorates the beginning of the Korean War, which began in June of 1950 and in which 298 Oregonians gave their lives. This year’s event …

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VBMA’s June Military History Talk

The Other Spanish American War Speaker: James Moody Many people associate the Spanish American War with Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders charging up San Juan Hill, in Cuba. Fewer people know that the Spanish American War was fought in the Western Pacific, in places like Guam, and the Philippines. Local historian James Moody knows …

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Flag Day at Fort Vancouver

Celebrate our country’s stars and stripes, and join us for the 23rd annual Flag Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Davidson and Associates Insurance! Celebrate our nation’s flag, and participate in the ceremony and kid’s activities on Flag Day – Wednesday, June 14th 2017. Ceremony is held at the historic bandstand at Fort Vancouver, across …

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VBMA’s May Military History Talk

The M1917 Army Ambulance Presented by MSG Jack Giesen, USAR Retired Over the past year, the Vancouver Barracks Military Association has constructed a replica of the Model 1917, US Army Ambulance, as part of their commemoration of the 100-year anniversary of World War I. This talk will be the public unveiling of the completed ambulance. …

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