The Goldendale Sentinel - Headlines & History since 1879

By Jean Allyn Smeltzer
Klickitat County Historical Society 

Looking Back

 


25 Years Ago - June 6, 1991

For eight years, Cliff “Poot” Granum has the American Legion Memorial Day Flag Ceremony without a hitch. Months prior to the weekend honoring veterans he and other legionnaires mount large American flags to staffs which display names. Every year families are provided with a special way to remember the deceased. Last weekend four casket size flags and the 14 foot wooden staffs, they fly from, were reported stolen. Granum says the flags were apparently stolen the night of Sunday, May 26, as he was at the IOOF cemetery both that day and Monday.

In honor of Memorial Day, the Goldendale American Legion creates a parade of flags at the cemetery. Thi...



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