Thanks Wreaths Across America

On Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m., a cold and windy morning, approximately 40 people gathered at Veterans Field in Long Beach to lay wreaths at the base on each of the military flag poles. They were there to participate in National Wreaths Across America Day 2018 to remember and honor our military servicemen and servicewomen past and present.

Mayor Jerry Phillips and County Commissioner Frank Wolfe shared that Dec. 15 had been proclaimed Wreaths Across America Day in the city of Long Beach and throughout Pacific County. Also, present were representatives from American Legion Post 48, VFW, members of local Fraternal organizations Loyal Order of Moose and Women of the Moose, Ilwaco High School, and Long Beach Police and Fire departments.

Most important were the women and men who served their country in the military. They are the officers and enlisted personnel, volunteers and draftees, career and shorter-term people who laid a remembrance wreath in memory of those who had served or are still serving in their respective branch of service.

As the location coordinator for the event, I was touched at the level of participation. I requested that the event be covered by the Chinook Observer, but it didn’t work out. I look forward to next year’s event. It would be great if a reporter or photographer from the Chinook Observer were available to record the event. It is worth preserving.

Sandra Edwards

Location coordinator

Wreaths Across America

Thanks from Lucero Family

Our heartfelt thanks to the many people who responded and cared for our husband, father, and grandfather during his illness. Thank you to the 911 dispatchers, Pacific County Fire District #1 paramedics and EMTs, Ocean Beach Hospital emergency room staff and doctors, and Harbors Home Health and Hospice. All have been extremely professional and compassionate in his care. Don thought of many of you as part of his family. We all appreciate everything you did for him and cannot thank you enough.

Adonias “Don” Lucero family

Ocean Park

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