Saturday, June 26, 2010

Sunday Stills: History

June 25 was the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Oregon has two memorials to the Korean War, one at Willamette National Cemetery, and one in Wilsonville. I stopped at Wilsonville's Town Center Park on the way home from the barn to find preparations had been made at the memorial for commemorative ceremonies.

The truck was brought in special for the ceremonies. The other photos are part of the permanent memorial.



Wilsonville was originally called Boone's Landing. A grandson of Daniel Boone established a Willamette River ferry crossing that was the primary north/south access between Portland and the Willamette Valley. Boone's Landing was later renamed after the town's first postmaster.

Folks in the Portland metro area are familiar with Boone's Ferry Road. The Boone Bridge carries I-5 across the Willamette River east of the original ferry site.

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14 comments:

Brenda said...

A salute to our soldiers. Thanks for posting this tribute. My dad was in the Korean war.

-my husband grows cotton- said...

Very appropriate! Great shots.

Ed said...

Very cool, I've been across that bridge..:-)

henrygl said...

Nice shot...would suggested if u took the snap from front of the truck from ground level with sky in background (just new ideas... :))

Beth said...

Very nice. It is good to remember those that preserved our freedoms.

threecollie said...

Really interesting subject and great photos. This is a really good challenge.

Tammy said...

Good shots!

On your prev blog, yes, that would be a cool horse trailer!

Oregon Equestrian said...

Henrygl: Actually, I took two shots of the truck from the front but selected only one photo to post.

Hmmm...great minds?

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Wonderful tribute post. Lots of history there!


~Lisa

Regular Guy said...

Very nice theme and set of pictures.

theegggather said...

A wonderfull group of photos. Something very close to my heart. Great job.

Thanks from a Marine Mom

Ann said...

Did MASH tanish the history of the Korean Vets?

Rising Rainbow said...

It's been interesting to see everyone's different angle on history. Thanks for this view.

I drive by signs for Wilsonville on my way to Salem for horse shows. It's nice to find out something about it.

Oregon Equestrian said...

Thanks everyone for your comments.

Ann: MASH was actually a commentary about the Vietnam War. But I think it made the Korean War more visible. Korea followed so closely after WW II that it kind of got lost in history. Plus, everyone was trying so hard to recover from the Depression and WW II that I think they just wanted to get on with life.

Rising Rainbow: Wilsonville is the I-5 gateway to Oregon horse country. Clackamas County has the 10th largest horse population in the U.S. Plus, it hosts one of the largest hunter-jumper shows on the west coast.