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DON’T MISS THE NEW Veterans Memorial Museum Murder mystery fundraiser

Don’t miss this great opportunity to have great food and great entertainment as you participate in solving our second “who done it?” Murder Mystery production for the Veterans Memorial Museum.
Travel back in time to 1948, to a remote Austrian Alps Villa. Special guests have arrived to entertain the troops, but clearly something goes awry.
As an audience member you are encouraged to dress in 1940’s attire. You can also become a part of the evenings entertainment if you so desire. There will be plenty of singing and dancing from the late 1940’s as well. 
This year’s event is being held at Jeremy’s Farm to Table Restaurant on 576 W Main St. Chehalis WA 98532. You will be treated to a wonderful meal and the nights entertainment. A portion of the proceeds goes towards the Veterans Memorial Museum. Tickets are on sale now! For more information please call the Veterans Memorial Museum at 360-740-8875.


"The Miracle Museum"
By Lee T. Grimes

as told to Julie McDonald Zander


Book signing by Lee Grimes December 7th! Come by the Museum and get your copy signed by the author!

This incredible story tells how God inspired what led to the creation of the Veterans Memorial Museum. After a Fourth of July Patriotic Program at the Centralia First Church of God, the founder of the museum was visited by the Holy Spirit and given the message
“No, don’t let them forget; go out and get their stories.”
From that spiritual encounter that night, the Veterans Memorial Museum was born. It has flourished under God’s guidance, providing a place of healing for the hearts of hurting veterans, a place where people care. This book relates the many miracles that have unfolded as the museum grew from an idea to the worldwide recognized memorial it is today. – Lee Grimes
(as taken from the rear cover of the book)

The book has finally arrived! Get your copy today! Learn the detailed stories that made this miracle happen. Over one hundred photos!
Limited Edition Color Hardback is $35.00 each
Soft Cover is $15.00 each

Shipping is $5.60 for one book. Call for postal rates for more than two books.

To order your copy – please stop by the Veterans Memorial Museum or send check, money order or cash to

Veterans Memorial Museum
100 SW Veterans Way
Chehalis WA 98532

Payments by Credit Card over the phone are possible as well

Call today for more details!

World War II and Pearl Harbor Survivor Dinner

On December 7th, 2014 at 2:00 pm the Veterans Memorial Museum will be hosting our 17th annual World War Two / Pearl Harbor Veterans Remembrance Day. This is one of the highlights of the year here at the Museum as the event is filled with great music, great food, and great veteran guest speakers.
Once again this year we will have Big Band music provided by the Napavine High School Jazz Band. This is an amazing group of young men and women who play the Big Band hits of the 1930’s and 40’s for the dinner entertainment. Dinner is going to be provided by Trina Guardipe or Katrina’s Catering. a fine affair. Much better than was ever served in any chow hall!
This year we have two guest speakers. Betty Bydd will share her experiences of the War. Betty was a pilot with the Women Airforce Service Pilots. (WASP). She flew the B-17, B-24, A-6 and several other aircraft during the War. Our other speaker will be Marion Shinn, a U.S. Navy Submariner who served in the Pacific. Marion will be sharing his unique experiences while serving in the war.
We invite all World War Two veterans, their family and friends to attend. We also invite the family members of World War Two veterans who have passed on to attend as well. We can not forget the duty honor and sacrifice of these men and women. The ones still with us and the ones who have gone to their eternal rest.
Dinner tickets will be $25.00 per person. There is limited seating of 130 for this years event. For more information please call the Veterans Memorial Museum at 360-740-8875

Membership Renewals

It’s time to reenlist as a valued member of the Veterans Memorial Museum. At the beginning of November we will be sending out a notice to you in the mail that contains your membership renewal. We certainly hope that you will reenlist with us for another year or five years so that you can continue to enjoy this newsletter, free entrance to the museum gallery and discounts in the gift store.
I can not stress enough how Memberships literally are the financial backbone of the Museum. Without the annual memberships and your donations, we would not be able to operate throughout the year as we do. So don’t forget to keep an eye out in the mail and get your membership renewal in!

Mission of the Museum

Our mission is to honor, and perpetuate the memory of the service men and women who have served in our nation's armed forces down through the history of our country during peacetime or war.

The mission of the museum began over a decade ago with the goal of making sure that our veterans "Shall Not Be Forgotten".

The museum began with humble beginnings in 1997 at a storefront and in 2005 we opened our new facility visible from Interstate 5 just off of exit 77.

The museum features a 9,000 square feet main gallery with 85 display cases and hundreds of displays honoring our veterans. The museum features a military history reference library with thousands of volumes. There is also a gift shop and a "USO" where you can come and enjoy a cup of coffee and some conversations with our local veterans. For special occasions the museum also has a modern 3,000 square foot Events Center.

Information on operating hours, admission fees and other features of the museum.

- Upcoming Events For 2014 -

World War II / Pearl Harbor Survivor Dinner

Dec 7th

- Events For 2015 -

Murder / Mystery Fundraiser

January 23rd and 30th at 7:00 pm


They Shall Not Be Forgotten...