February 22: 70th Anniversary Reception
Sunday, February 22nd - 11:30 am at Lake Oswego Public Library
In honor of the 70th anniversary of the end of WWII, the day’s festivities will include authentic French crepes from Creperie Le Bon Temps, Lake Oswego High School Windjammers, music from the era by Dick Saunders Trio, Quilts of Valor display, Patriot Guard Riders, refreshments and a WWII-era M3 Stuart Tank! That’s right—we’re bringing a full-sized tank to the Library. Dog tags can be made too for $5, thanks to Rowdie Tamblyn.
Also hear World War II veterans will share memories of the war: Art Sorenson, who was awarded a Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart; Dr. David Grimwood, a B17 pilot and Base Operations Officer, Wilton Jackson a bombardier in France and Italy and Robert Weiss who has been credited with making the difference in the pivotal battle of the Normandy invasion.
The culmination of the day will be the unveiling of the Peace Pole, a hand-crafted monument donated by Lake Oswego Rotary Club. Written in a variety of different languages on its many faces, it speaks with a single voice: “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” As a symbol of our shared desire to see the world unified in peace, it links us with other Peace Poles that span the globe. We honor the veterans who have given their lives by dedicating this Peace Pole to their memory.