Richland Historic Streets Project Ceremony Honors Veterans
RICHLAND, Wash.-- A Richland streets project is honoring veterans. A patriotic ceremony highlighted that project Saturday at Richland High School.
Saturday's ceremony brought out many military members and citizens to honor the memory of local veterans that live on through the Historic Streets Project.
The project placed plaques next to every Richland street sign named after a veteran, describing the soldier's story.
Saturday's patriotic event included a performance from the Fort Lewis U.S. Army band, Richland High School choir and ensemble and a speech by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District Commander Lt. Col. Andrew Kelly.
Event organizers hope the Historic Streets Project will engage the community in learning more about our local military history.
"It reminds us that the world doesn't exist only in our generation but in many generations past and perhaps we can gain greater wisdom and perspective from that," said Mayor John Fox, City of Richland.
In one year, the project placed 207 markers on the streets of Richland.
Project organizers hope you'll take the time to read the real-life stories of some of the veterans who's names line the streets of the city.