Obelisk honoring 80 Snohomish veterans returns to permanent home

SNOHOMISH, Wash. — There was cheering and applause Monday in downtown Snohomish as the Veterans Memorial Obelisk was unveiled back in front of its permanent home.

The obelisk was relocated in 2012 for safekeeping while the more than century-old Carnegie Building underwent extensive renovations.

State Senator John Lovick said this was a big deal noting it was 53 years ago from Monday that he graduated from Coast Guard boot camp and was sent to Washington.

“I’m just gonna say this, this is a stunning location at the heart of this incredible community, so we should give ourselves a big hand. This is great,” said Sen. Lovick.

The obelisk was created in the early 1960′s. The Snohomish Community Memorial honors about 80 veterans from Snohomish and the surrounding area who died fighting in conflicts dating from World War I through Vietnam and Iraq.