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Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.


Remembrance Wall ...
Vancouver, Washington's "Remembrance Wall" was painted in 2005 to honor military veterans from World War II to Vietnam. Commissioned by the Clark County Mural Society, the mural is located just west of the Railroad underpass at Columbia and 4th streets, on the north side of a 550-foot-long retaining wall owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe. In 2015 a panel, painted by Guy Drennan and commemorating the Korean War, was added to the wall.

From the Clark County Mural Society ...
"This mural, the largest in Washington State was conceived and painted in 2005. It was painted by a Portland group called SubM2. The intention was to coordinate with Celebrate Freedom, the event to honor WW2 veterans.

The structure of the artwork was partly a time continuum, partly geographic bookended by posters showing the beginning and end of the individual veteranís sacrifice.

The East end features recruiting posters including the famous Uncle Sam one from WW1. This is followed by scenes from the European area during WW2 including D Day. The contributions by civilians on the home front is recognized by scenes from Vancouverís Kaiser shipyard followed by the Pacific theater including the sinking of Vancouverís St Lo. George Marshall represents the bridge between the US and Europe.

Vietnam is complete; Korea and Iraq await images."


Source:    Clark County Mural Society website, 2016.


Images along the Wall ...

Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, east end, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. D-Day. Image taken October 12, 2008.

"If there must be trouble, let it be in my day that my child may have Peace." -- Thomas Paine
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. D-Day. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Kaiser Shipyard's "Liberty Ship". Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Kaiser Shipyards and "Rosie the Riverter". Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Kaiser Shipyards and "Rosie the Riverter". Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
Image, 2008, Vancouver, Washington, click to enlarge
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. The sinking of the Navy's USS St. Lo which was critically damaged during the Battle of Leyte Gulf in October 1944 (left), and General George Marshall (right). The Battle of Leyte Gulf was a turning point in the war in the Pacific. Image taken October 12, 2008.
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Remembrance Wall, Vancouver, Washington. Vietnam. Image taken October 12, 2008.


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