Memorial Day

At the state Capitol, a longstanding tribute to lives lost in WWI

BY: - May 29, 2023

Eighty-five years ago, on Memorial Day in 1938, a crowd gathered on the state Capitol grounds in Olympia to dedicate a war memorial that had been nearly two decades in the making. The idea for a statue honoring those from Washington state who died in the war was first put forward by Gov. Ernest Lister […]