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"The Miracle Museum"
By Lee T. Grimes

as told to Julie McDonald Zander

This incredible story tells how God inspired what led to the creation of the Veterans Memorial Museum. After a Fourth of July Patriotic Program at the Centralia First Church of God, the founder of the museum was visited by the Holy Spirit and given the message
“No, don’t let them forget; go out and get their stories.”
From that spiritual encounter that night, the Veterans Memorial Museum was born. It has flourished under God’s guidance, providing a place of healing for the hearts of hurting veterans, a place where people care. This book relates the many miracles that have unfolded as the museum grew from an idea to the worldwide recognized memorial it is today. – Lee Grimes
(as taken from the rear cover of the book)

The book has finally arrived! Get your copy today! Learn the detailed stories that made this miracle happen. Over one hundred photos!
Limited Edition Color Hardback is $35.00 each
Soft Cover is $15.00 each

Shipping is $5.60 for one book. Call for postal rates for more than two books.

To order your copy – please stop by the Veterans Memorial Museum or send check, money order or cash to

Veterans Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way
Chehalis WA 98532

Payments by Credit Card over the phone are possible as well

Call today for more details!

November 11th, 2014

Veterans Day Fundraiser

Durham Hendricks and Jaden Wright of Boy Scout Troop 9519 of Chehalis are doing their Eagle Scout Project to benefit the Veterans Memorial Museum. On the morning of November 11th they are hosting at the Veterans Memorial Museum’s Event Center a pancake feed and veterans appreciation ceremony. The breakfast is from 8:00 to 11:00 am. The breakfast will include pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, milk and coffee. At 10:30 there will be a veterans recognition and small ceremony to honor our veterans.

The breakfast and program are free of charge, but donations to the Veterans Memorial Museum are appreciated.

Help these young men achieve their goal of becoming Eagle Scouts and help the Veterans Memorial Museum at the same time! For more information please call or stop by the Museum!


Mission of the Museum

Our mission is to honor, and perpetuate the memory of the service men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces down through the history of our country during peacetime or war.

The mission of the museum began over a decade ago with the goal of making sure that our veterans "Shall Not Be Forgotten".

The museum began with humble beginnings in 1997 at a storefront and in 2005 we opened our new facility visible from Interstate 5 just off of exit 77.

The museum features a 9,000 square feet main gallery with 85 display cases and hundreds of displays honoring our veterans. The museum features a military history reference library with thousands of volumes. There is also a gift shop and a "USO" where you can come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some conversations with our local veterans. For special occasions the museum also has a modern 3,000 square foot Events Center.

Information on operating hours, admission fees and other features of the museum.

- Upcoming Events For 2014 -

Korean War Veterans Day

Sept 27th at 2:00pm

Murder / Mystery Fundraiser

Nov. 15th and 22nd

World War II / Pearl Harbor Survivor Dinner

Dec 7th

They Shall Not Be Forgotten...