Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey, a 1985 Tonasket High School graduate who has served 27 years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps, speaks at the dedication of the U.S. Armed Forces Legacy site dedicationon Saturday May 18.
TONASKET – The U. S. Armed Forces Legacy site was dedicated Saturday, May 18, 2013, coinciding with Armed Forces Day. The dedication included a parade through Tonasket and a ceremony at the Legacy site, highlighted by speeches by Captain Alan Walker (U.S. Coast Guard) and Lieutenant Commander Allen Willey (U.S. Navy Civil Engineers).
More details will be in our May 23 print edition.
Capt. Alan Walker of Curlew, 28 years of service in the U.S. Coast Guard
Current Legacy pres. Roger Castelda
Native American Color Guard
Colville Tribe opening ceremony
County Commissioner Jim DeTro
Viewing and sharing at the wall
Nanchang CJ6, flown by Paul Lewis.
Crowd watches the plane approach
Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey (left) and Capt. Alan Walker
Michael Stewart teaches about flag etiquette
Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey, one of two keynote speakers.
Pastor Ron Wise giving the invocation.
Blue Star Mothers president Daralyn Hollenbeck, with photo of son Josh.
George Frank (rear left) amidst the flags
Okanogan County Sheriff Honor Guard
Waving the flag
Kathy Moore, with picture of son Lt. Cmdr. Allen Willey.