A prominent member of local community activist groups came to Toledo to show support for the Veterans Wall of Honor Thursday.
Lewis County Lions Club Zone Chair Mike Porter met with Toledo Lions Club member and wall organizer Bob Schmid to purchase a brick for Porter’s late brother, Steve Porter, a fellow activist who was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Memorial Museum in Chehalis. Schmid thanked Porter for his contribution and ongoing support of local Lions activities.Purchase forms for bricks are available in a box placed at the old war memorial in Toledo’s Kemp Olson Park. Bricks can be purchased for $100 each and bear the names and service information of veterans. While orders for new bricks are still being accepted, the addition of bricks will be done in bulk every few months, according to wall organizers. Bricks in the wall represent services members active and retired, both alive and deceased, who have impacted members of local communities and abroad.