June 20, 2013, Sue Walker will be presenting information about the
“Honor Flights”. In 2009, she went to
the Netherlands to the 65th Anniversary of Operation Market-Garden in honor
of PFC Joe E. Mann, Medal of Honor recipient in WWII. She helped dedicate
a monument to PFC Mann at the Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery in
October of 2008. This enhanced her appreciation for our “veterans” after
listening to many of the adults who were children at that time watching their
“liberators” drop out of the sky to save them from the life of tyranny. When
they told her to go back and thank the veterans for them, it was then that she
became involved in the Inland Northwest Honor Flight project for WWII vets with
Tony Lamanna of the SPD. In 1992, Sue met Glen Whiteley who had a
collection of law enforcement memorabilia and wanted to start a museum. She
joined the cause, and in 1996 the Spokane Law Enforcement Museum began. Sue is chairman
of the SPD History Book Committee. They
have published three volumes with the fourth in progress. Lastly, she is a
member of Footprinters, the Westerners-Spokane Corral, the Inland
Empire Model A Club, the Jonas Babcock Chapter of the D.A.R. and the Spokane
Historical Monument Committee.
Please join us at the Airport Holiday Inn, 1616 S. Windsor Drive Spokane, Washington 99224. Contact Pat Holien by June 16th, for reservations. Pat's email is firstname.lastname@example.org and phone number is 509-466-2439.
John Caskey will be speaking about the history of hats. Each month he has a new hat to show us. In this picture he is wearing the Top Hat and his wife, Catherine is wearing the American Lady's Bonnet.
Tony and Suzanne Bamonte have a new book out. It was written for the Spokane Association of Realtor's Centennial Spokane Our Early History; Under All Is The Land, it is available at Auntie's bookstore or order through:
Tornado Creek Publications
P.O. Box 8625
Spokane, Washington 99203
(Thanks to Suzanne and Tony Bamonte, for editing and finishing this important book about Spokane's history, it is a must read)
Upper images are courtesy of the Northwest Room of the Spokane Public Library. The image to the upper left is courtesy of Sue Walker. The third image is courtesy of John Castkey.
The image to the lower left is courtesy of Tony and Suzanne Bamonte.