Legacy Washington looks back at 1968 and its impact on Washington state through the stories of some remarkable people who lived through it. On college campuses, the campaign trail and evergreen peaks, Washingtonians were spurred to action. Above all, 1968 showed the power of an individual to make a difference.
Whether it was Ralph Munro fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, Polly Dyer protecting natural treasures with cheerful tenacity, Maxine Mimms striving to improve educational opportunities for African-Americans, or the valor of Green Beret Sgt. Bryon Loucks deep in the jungles of Vietnam, these Washingtonians came from very different backgrounds. But they had one trait in common: the courage of their convictions.
The Veterans Memorial Museum has many members who distinguished themselves during their time in a branch or our armed forces. Service, Sacrifice, Honor, these are the founding elements that bind our military brothers and sisters together. The link below illustrates the story of just one and once again demonstrates why we are determined “That They Shall Not Be Forgotten”.
A video of Washington Secretary of State, Kim Wyman’s, emotional introduction of Bryon during the opening ceremony of the Washington Legacy Project “1968 A YEAR THAT ROCKED WASHINGTON” is below the link to Bryon’s story.
“Brothers in Arms”