David Condon, Mayor, No Phone Number Available
Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at 3:28 p.m.
November 11th is a day we set aside every year to say thank you to our veterans for their service to our country. It is a day to remember the dedication of others in protection of the freedoms we all enjoy every day. And it was a perfect day to dedicate the beautiful Illuminating Courage Military Memorial outside the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena.
This new memorial in Spokane gives us a striking and beautiful way to remember, thank, and illuminate the courage of our fallen heroes. The memorial features the names of fallen heroes from our state Post 9/11 to the present.
I took part in the dedication with mixed emotions. I am saddened by the loss of so many fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, brothers and sisters, and husbands and wives. But I am also happy and proud – happy for the volunteers, most of them driven by their own loss, who illuminated this vision of community remembrance, and proud of the men and women who stood in defense of our country and the freedom we all enjoy. I am also incredibly proud of the Spokane community, including families and friends of fallen heroes, for rallying to support this public memorial honoring the service members we all cherish.