Pictured: Students at Marylhurst University organized a war bond drive in January 1944. OHS Research Library bb012804
Wally Dickerman, a 94 year young WWII veteran came by with his wife (married 73 years!) and daughter, who was 5 years old when he shipped off to war.
Wally lives in Portland (originally from Seattle) and is a retired Petty Officer 1st Class. He served on the USS Cassin Young DD793, Fletcher Class Destroyer, and was awarded two purple hearts.
We are honored to welcome Wally and all veterans & active military & their families for FREE through Dec. 7, thanks to a generous gift from Columbia Sportswear! http://bit.ly/1KbgcF7
Mayor Shane Bemis, Mayor of Gresham
Margaret Carter, Former Oregon State Senator
Gale Castillo, Hispanic Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce
Mark Ganz, Cambia Health Solutions
Nancy Hales, First Lady of Portland
Margie Hunt, Special Olympics Oregon
Deb Knapp, KATU News
Lois Leveen, Portland Author
Judge Judy Matarazzo, Multnomah County Circuit Court
Ellen Rosenblum, Oregon Attorney General
Keith Thomajan, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette
Photo: Oregon's 64th Birthday is remembered by sons & daugthers of Oregon pioneers; Katherine Kubli cuts the cake, 1923, Oregon Historical Society Research Library, Oregonian Collection, OrHi 009818
OHS is proud to be a partner on this project, and to have hosted the screening of The Wake of Vanport last December! Learn more about the project on their Tumblr: http://bit.ly/1hsW3Bl
Photo: George Johanson with two of his woodcut prints, long-time instructor at museum art school, Portland, Oregon Historical Society Oregon Journal Collection, OrHi #012060
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