Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course

LIBERTY LAKE TRAILHEAD GOLF COURSE - STATION FOUR COMPLETE!

Fourth Station Completed! In Memory of Army Corporal Kelly B. Grothe - US ARMY - Trail adjacent to Trail Head Golf Course, Fairway 1

In Memory of Army Corporal Kelly B. Grothe
Hometown: Spokane Valley
Attended: Central Valley High School, class of 2004
Killed: May 3, 2007 by an improvised explosive device in Ar Ramadi, Iraq, while serving with Bravo CO, 321st Engineer BN, Army Reserve, Hayden Lake, Idaho.
Decorated: Kelly's two most significant awards were the Bronze Star with Valor device and the Purple Heart.

Dedication ceremony 4:00 PM 05-25-15

LIBERTY LAKE TOWN CENTER - STATION THREE COMPLETE!

Third Station - Vercruysse, Gregory, HN - US NAVY - Liberty Lake Town Square, WA, USA - Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Dedication Ceremony Event Pics!


Third Station Announced! Vercruysse, Gregory, HN - US NAVY - Liberty Lake Town Square, WA, USA

I shall not walk in your footsteps, but I will walk by your side. I shall not walk in your image, I've earned my own title of pride. We've answered the call together, on sea and foreign land. When the cry for help was given, I've been there right at hand. Whether I am on the ocean or in the jungle wearing greens, Giving aid to my fellow man, be it Sailors or Marines. So the next time you see a corpsman and you think of calling him "squid", Think of the job he's doing as those before him did. And if you ever have to go out there and your life is on the block, Look at the one right next to you… I'm the one called "Doc".

Dedication ceremony 4:00 PM 11-11-14


City Approves Entire FHCC Project!

Due to the enormous success of the first two stations of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course stations at Rocky Hill and Pavillion Park, The City of Liberty Lake has decided to move forward with the entire project. The City is funding the equipment purchase, installation and maintenance side of the project.

However, it was our generous sponsors from the first two phases that made the Memorial Plaques to our Fallen Heroes Marine Cpl Joshua Dumaw of Spokane Valley and U.S. Air Force Captain Victoria Pinckney a reality. Phase three will be located next to the new Liberty Lake Town Square and will consist of eight pieces of fitness equipment that will be installed in time for a dedication ceremony on Veterans Day November 11, 2014.

Special thanks to all of the sponsors who helped us reach our goal to fund the memorial plaque for station three! We are still collecting funds for the remaining two stations slotted for installation in 2015. Thank you!

We need sponsors to fund the next Memorial Plaque for phase three!

It will be dedicated to Navy Combat Corpsman HN Gregory P. Vercruysse of the US Navy He was killed by enemy fire while attempting to administer first aid to a wounded Marine on June 7th. 1967 during the infamous and treacherous hill battles surrounding Khe Sanh in the Quang Tri Province of Vietnam.

Help us keep Vercruysse’s memory alive! His story should be told and remembered by young, aspiring children and adults alike. You can help make this happen

A donation of just $250 will get your company logo permanently displayed on the station sign.

Or send a check to PO Box 247, Liberty Lake, WA 99019.

The sign will be submitted for production by 9-1-2014. All donors who want their logo on the sign must have donations submitted by then.

Sincerely,
The Fallen Heroes Circuit Committee


PAVILLION PARK STATION TWO COMPLETE!

Second Station - Air Force Captain Victoria A. Pinckney - Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Dedication Ceremony Event Pics!



Second Station - Air Force Captain Victoria A. Pinckney - Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Dedication Ceremony this Sunday!
When: Monday May 26, 08:00 AM
What: Memorial Day Veterans Breakfast And LLFHCC Station 2 Dedication Honoring Local Fallen Hero Air Force Captain Victoria A. Pinckney
Where: Pavilion Park - Liberty Lake, WA

Pancake Breakfast from the Centennial Rotary will be held 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Station 2 Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Petersen and Michelle Castro @ 10:00 AM

Monday May 26 Agenda:

  • 8:00 AM Breakfast line opens

  • 9:00 - 10:00 AM - Various Speakers, Veteran Recognition

  • 10:00 AM Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony with Mayor Petersen and Michelle Castro, Captain Pinckney's mother


Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, United States Air Force
May 06, 2013 - Spokane, Wash
McMorris Rodgers Expresses Condolences on the KC-135 Crash: In regards to Friday's tragic crash in Kyrgyzstan, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases the following statement:
Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, United States Air Force

"Today, my thoughts and prayers go to the family, friends, and fellow Airmen of Captain Mark T. Voss, Captain Victoria A. Pinckney, and Technical Sergeant Herman Mackey III, who lost their lives last Friday when their KC-135 aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All three of these patriots were members of our Eastern Washington community as proud members of the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron at Fairchild Air Force Base.

These brave Airmen leave behind an incredible legacy and remind all of us that freedom is never free. Eastern Washington will forever honor Captain Voss, Captain Pinckney, and Technical Sergeant Mackey for making the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation and their service will never be forgotten."

May 05, 2013 - FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. - Three Airmen from the 93rd Air Refueling Squadron tragically perished Friday, May 3, near Chon-Aryk, Kyrgyzstan, in the crash of a KC-135 aircraft.
Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, United States Air Force

"We're a strong family here and it's truly heart wrenching when members of this family make the ultimate sacrifice for their nation," said Col. Brian Newberry, 92d Air Refueling Wing Commander. "We will forever honor Tyler, Tori and Tre as patriots and heroes.

Team Fairchild will do everything we can to support their families and friends during this profoundly difficult time. These Airmen leave behind an incredible legacy of service and honor in protecting our nation and the world. They show what we all know, freedom is not free."

The 93rd ARS is part of the 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, Wash. The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Excerpt taken from KHQ Q6 Report


Capt. Victoria A. Pinckney, 27, United States Air Force

ROCKY HILL STATION ONE COMPLETE!

Corporal Joshua R Dumaw - United States Marine Corps - Liberty Lake Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Station 1 at Rocky Hill CIty Park

Fund Raising Goal for 1st Station Reached!

The initial round of fund raising to raise the $4,300 in outside funds needed to unlock the City's funds for the first station of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course has been reached!

We would like to sincerely thank all the volunteers, local businesses and most of all the families of our fallen heroes for their efforts and sacrifices over the past months and years that have resulted in bringing the first stages of this vision to fruition.

We have a great ceremony planned for the dedication of the first station to Corporal Dumaw. We hope you will bring your family and friends out for a momentous afternoon dedicated to the memory of a local hero who gave his life so that we may all enjoy the freedoms of this great nation. It will be an event to remember.

Dedication Ceremony - September 21, 2013

The dedication ceremony for phase 1 of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course will be held on Saturday September 21st at 4:00 PM at the Rocky Hill station in Liberty Lake's Rocky Hill Park. We will honor our first local fallen hero Corporal Joshua R Dumaw of The United States Marine Corps.


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Corporal Joshua R Dumaw - United States Marine Corps

Marine Corporal Joshua R Dumaw

Hometown: Spokane Valley, Washington
Killed: June 22, 2010
By: Improvised Explosive Device
Where: Nimruz Province, Afghanistan
With: 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force
Corporal Joshua R Dumaw - United States Marine Corps Corporal Joshua R Dumaw - At Home

Fallen Heroes Circuit Course Vision Statement:

"To promote health and fitness for the community by providing a circuit course accessible to various neighborhoods and designed for all fitness levels while honoring Fallen Heroes and educating the patrons of the sacrifices local service members have made in the line of duty."

Project Approved!

The City of Liberty Lake has approved the initial project at Rocky Hill and made $35,000 available in the budget. This initial round of fund raising is to raise the $4,300 in outside funds needed to unlock the City's funds. Any amount you can donate gets us that much closer to our goal.

Excerpt from: The Liberty Lake Splash
Valiant Veteran
1/23/2013 9:43:34 AM
By Craig Howard

Wiese said the goal of the Fallen Heroes Circuit Course is to supplement "an already amazing parks system in Liberty Lake."


He appeared before the City Council last year to pitch the project, which eventually earned a place on the list of prioritized capital projects for 2013.

A total of $35,000 in municipal funds are set aside for the first installment of the course in Rocky Hill Park. Wiese and his committee - comprised entirely of Liberty Lake residents - will be charged with generating the remaining $4,432.

Wiese expressed hope that a competitive bid process could leave money remaining to start the second project in Pavillion Park.

"We have such a great community here; the idea immediately brought a lot of support," Wiese said. "The City Council had a lot of positive things to say about it. No one saw it as something that was frivolous."

Wiese is quick to point out that the project is "a true community project developed by community members." The committee has had conversations with local groups like the Liberty Lake Kiwanis and Rotary and Friends of Pavillion Park.

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YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Your contribution will help to commemorate our local heroes and their families who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms. Your donation will also help build a lasting addition to our city that will contribute to the overall fitness and well-being of our community for generations to come.