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The Veterans Memorial Museum's mission is: "THEY SHALL NOT BE FORGOTTEN." It is our purpose and focus every day. Our 22,000 square foot facility is filled with displays of honor, courage, sacrifice and commitment by veterans to our great nation. These displays focus on veterans telling their stories. We are very unique in that perspective. Please use the Navigation links at the top of the page to find out more about this extraordinary museum that strives to remember and honor our veterans.

Mission of the Museum

Our mission is to honor and perpetuate the memory of the men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces, during peacetime or war, throughout the history of our country . This mission began over two decades ago with the goal of making sure that our veterans "Shall Not Be Forgotten". This museum began with humble beginnings in 1997 at a storefront in Centralia, WA. In 2005 we opened our new facility in Chehalis, WA which is visible from Interstate 5 just off of exit 77. Our new facility features a 9,000 square foot main gallery with 85 display cases filled with hundreds of displays honoring our veterans. The museum has a military history reference library with thousands of volumes. There is also a gift shop filled with patriotic items and don't forget to visit the "USO" where you can have a cup of coffee while enjoying conversations with local or visiting veterans. What a privilege it is to hear first hand from veterans who stormed the beaches of Normandy, went ashore on Iwo Jima or survived the Bataan Death March. Perhaps you'll hear stories from some who shivered in the winters of the Korea War era or the battles fought during the Vietnam conflict. How interesting it is to hear conversations between veterans from Pearl Harbor survivors to those current returnees from the Desert War conflicts. Stop by and help us make sure --- "They Shall Not Be Forgotten"...

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Veterans Journey Forward

Veteran's Journey Forward was started with the belief that every single one of us is resilient, and that our resilience can be fostered with the help and support of a community. Our members provide the place and space for personal growth, self-reflection, learning, and bonding. We invite you to find out more information and hope you will join us.


  • Benefit Navigation

  • Mental Health Counseling

  • Peer Advocacy 

  • Recreational events

  • Community Events

           and many more

We are located at the Veterans Memorial Museum

If you have more questions please follow the link below

or contact

Jesse Lloyd at (360)269-7535


Adult Admission


Student/Child Admission


Senior/Veteran Admission


(4 or more person in a party)


Active Duty/Members


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General Hours

Tuesday-Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Closed: Monday and Sunday

Contact us

Veterans Memorial Museum

100 SW Veterans Way

Chehalis, WA 98532



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