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Dedication of Fort Núñez Gaona – Diah Veterans Park Nikilai dedication 


AWG Projects

The Association of Washington Generals engages in civic projects in its service to the state. These are often historical in nature, such as:

Monument to Sailors

Sv. Nikolai: A monument constructed by the Generals honors the 22 Russian sailors who were stranded on the Washington coast after their ship, the Sv. Nikolai, went aground north of the Quillayute River mouth in 1808. Several of these sailors were held captive and enslaved by the native tribes while others died over the two-year period they were stranded on the coast.

The project was dedicated in a ceremony on June 20, 2015 before a crowd of about 60. 

The Nikolai monument is located on the Upper Hoh Road, approximately approximately .7 miles east of the Peak 6 Adventure Store on the way to the Hoh Rain Forest. Directions.

Deputy Commanding General Mike Flood awards Bill and Kitty certificates of appreciation for leading the Nikolai project
Deputy Commanding General Mike Flood awards Bill and Kitty certificates of appreciation for leading the Nikolai project


Forks City Attorney Rod Fleck, Vince Penn with the Quileute Tribe and Bill Sperry inside the monument structure
Forks City Attorney Rod Fleck, Vince Penn with the Quileute Tribe and Bill Sperry inside the monument structure. 

 

Veteran Memorials

In association with the Office of Lt. Governor, the government of Spain and the Makah Nation, members of the AWG took part in the planning, construction and 2008 dedication of the Fort Núñez Gaona–Diah Veterans Park structure in Neah Bay.

The Generals plan to embark on other veterans memorial projects as time and resources allow.

Past Projects

A flag installation at the Seattle Arboretum.

Restoring an historic wooden seal of the State of Washington. The seal, more than a century old, is now held in the collection of the Washington State Historical Museum in Tacoma.

Wood Seal of State of Washington


Above left: Several Washington Generals assisted at the dedication of the new Fort Núñez Gaona – Diah Veterans Park on the Makah Indian reservation on the Washington coast. The park marks the site of the region’s first European settlement 216 years ago by Spanish explorers. Photography: Office of Lt. Governor

Above right: On November 1, 1808, the schooner Sv. Nikolai-Tamana is believed to have been shipwrecked near Ellen Creek, about 1.5 miles north of the Quileute village at LaPush on the Olympic Peninsula.

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