Event Schedule for 2020

Event Schedule for 2020

Be sure to check this schedule often, we add events throughout the year

Note: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic this event schedule will most certainly change. Until we return to a more normal social routine, please Check our schedule prior to visiting the museum.

Certified Peer Counseling Training Seminars

CANCELLED - May 9th - BIAMC Motorcycle Benefit Run

CANCELLED - May 25th - Memorial Day at Claquato Cemetery

ONLINE - Tree of Life Ceremony at Veterans Memorial Museum

RESCHEDULED to June 13th - Author’s Night, Robin Hutton “Sgt. Reckless America’s War Horse” story

CANCELLED June 18th - Kody Norris band Bluegrass Concert

June 20th - Desert War Remembrance Day

July 18 & 19th - Civil War Battles

July 25th Gambler 500 & Chehalis Fest

August 1st - Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Day

September 6th - Rust or Shine Car Show & Music Festival

October 17th - Korean War & POW/MIA remembrance Day

December 6th - WWII Dinner

Certified Peer Counseling

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CANCELLED - May 27th - Memorial Day at Claquato Cemetery

Because of the pandemic social restrictions, this year’s Tree of Life part of our Memorial Day Service is scheduled to be a video presentation posted on our Facebook page and web site.

Tree of Life Celebration 2020

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Coming June 13th at 6:00 p.m.- An Evening With Robin Hutton, Author of “SGT. Reckless America’s Warhorse”

From the racetrack to the battlefield—dauntless, fearless, and exemplar of Semper Fi—she was Reckless, “pride of the Marines.”

A Mongolian mare who was bred to be a racehorse, Ah-Chim-Hai, or Flame-of-the-Morning, belonged to a young boy named Kim-Huk-Moon. In order to pay for a prosthetic leg for his sister, Kim made the difficult decision to sell his beloved companion. Lieutenant Eric Pedersen purchased the bodacious mare and renamed her Reckless, for the Recoilless Rifles Platoon, Anti-Tank Division, of the 5th Marines she’d be joining.

The four-legged equine braved minefields and hailing shrapnel to deliver ammunition to her division on the frontlines. In one day alone, performing fifty-one trips up and down treacherous terrain, covering a distance of over thirty-five miles, and rescuing wounded comrades-in-arms, Reckless demonstrated her steadfast devotion to the Marines who had become her herd.

Author Robin Hutton has reignited excitement about this nearly forgotten legend, realizing the Sgt. Reckless Memorial Monument at the National Museum of the Marine Corps, completed in July 2013, and now spurring the creation of a second memorial at Camp Pendleton, California, where Reckless lived out the rest of her days.