Friday, January 19, 2018

Washington XIII

North of Bellingham, in Ferndale, is a park called Hovander Homestead Park. I had read that there was a Vietnam memorial there, but when Steve and I arrived the park seemed to be closed. We could not find anyone anywhere, although the chain was down at the entrance.

We wondered around and around with no idea where the memorial might be located.

Not too surprisingly for the area, everything was wet and somewhat marsh-y (should such a word exist) but we squished on and on and to our surprise and delight located the memorial.

It rests along a path with no announcement signs or markings, we really just stumbled upon it.

 Two benches are provided for those who visit.

Notice that the plaque has a image recalling The Wall.

28 are honored here and I noticed that it they are the fallen from Whatcom County, elsewhere on this site you can find another memorial to Whatcom's lost and you may notice that this memorial includes two that are not listed on the previously posted site in Bellingham.

Hovander Homestead Park is located at 5299 Nielson Avenue

Next time, on the 24th we will revisit Alabama, so join me there at 9:00am.

to see additional memorials from Washington, or any other state, click the state name on the left side of this page.

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