Respect Restored to Veterans Memorial on Highline Campus
FREE Community-Wide Celebration to celebrate the renovated Veterans Memorial Plaza.
The event will include the color guard from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a bagpipe performance of “Amazing Grace” by Highline alumnus Phillip Thelin, and a keynote address by Brenda Milewski. Milewski served in the U.S. Army from 1983 to 2008 and is now Vice President of the Washington State Women Veterans Advisory Committee for the Department of Veteran Affairs. A reception will follow the ceremony in Building 2 on Highline’s main campus.
The plaza, which is situated at the heart of campus, now opens wide to a prominent walking path, ensuring it will not become overgrown with foliage. The POW/MIA flag will continue to fly daily alongside the U.S. flag. The plaza’s redesign makes the words on the black and white flag — “You are not forgotten” — ring true again on Highline’s campus.
Read more about the Veterans Memorial Plaza Rededication Ceremony.