Each Memorial Day, our Liberty Lake Rotary Club and the City of Liberty Lake have gathered in Pavillion Park to remember and honor our Fallen Heroes. Last year, over 500 community members attended. All proceeds are donated each year to Inland Northwest Honor Flight so that our local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans can travel to Washington, DC to tour the memorials. 
 
Our Memorial Day programs of the past have consisted of the Presentation of Colors (Fairchild AFB Honor Guard), National Anthem (performed by Dr. Jared Evans), Invocation (Pastor Greg Wilt), City of Liberty Lake Mayor (Steve Peterson), Missing Comrade reading and Taps. Special Guest Speakers have included Gold star families John & Stacey Holley (co-authors of Medals, Flags and Memorials) and Teresa Hart (Newby-Ginnings), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Congresswoman), and Tony Lamanna (Director of Honor Flight) to name a few. 
 
This is so much more than a community fundraising breakfast, as supporting Honor Flight allows us to support Combat Veterans in gaining some closure by visiting the National Monuments and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We have also heard many stories of healing as a result of these trips. While we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Memorial Day breakfast due to Coronavirus and continued health concerns, our support to our local Honor Flight and our Veterans this year will continue. The Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary club will be providing an online platform for community donations, and matching all donations, up to $5000. 
 
It’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and generosity from our community each year and to see parents bring their young children so they can see what Memorial Day is truly all about. 
 
Interested in donating?  Follow this link to support Honor Flight to send our veterans back to the National Monuments in Washington D.C.  CLICK HERE
 
Emily Osborne, Rotary Club President 
Each Memorial Day, our Liberty Lake Rotary Club and the City of Liberty Lake have gathered in Pavillion Park to remember and honor our Fallen Heroes. Last year, over 500 community members attended. All proceeds are donated each year to Inland Northwest Honor Flight so that our local World War II, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans can travel to Washington, DC to tour the memorials. 
 
Our Memorial Day programs of the past have consisted of the Presentation of Colors (Fairchild AFB Honor Guard), National Anthem (performed by Dr. Jared Evans), Invocation (Pastor Greg Wilt), City of Liberty Lake Mayor (Steve Peterson), Missing Comrade reading and Taps. Special Guest Speakers have included Gold star families John & Stacey Holley (co-authors of Medals, Flags and Memorials) and Teresa Hart (Newby-Ginnings), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Congresswoman), and Tony Lamanna (Director of Honor Flight) to name a few. 
 
This is so much more than a community fundraising breakfast, as supporting Honor Flight allows us to support Combat Veterans in gaining some closure by visiting the National Monuments and honoring those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. We have also heard many stories of healing as a result of these trips. While we have had to make the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Memorial Day breakfast due to Coronavirus and continued health concerns, our support to our local Honor Flight and our Veterans this year will continue. The Liberty Lake Centennial Rotary club will be providing an online platform for community donations, and matching all donations, up to $5000. 
 
It’s heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and generosity from our community each year and to see parents bring their young children so they can see what Memorial Day is truly all about. 
 
Interested in donating?  Follow this link to support Honor Flight to send our veterans back to the National Monuments in Washington D.C.  CLICK HERE
 
Emily Osborne, Rotary Club President