Sponsorship is a great way to support the Fort Vancouver National Trust, while gaining great exposure for your company. We offer a wide variety of sponsorship opportunities for different events throughout the year to fit every company's needs.
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver - Presented by Bank of America
Independence Day at Fort Vancouver was a HUGE success in 2016 with a new renewed focus on the community, family friendly entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show launched from Pearson Air Field. This success is due, in large part, to the generous support from partners, corporations, and individuals. Over 35,000 community members from across the region attended Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America and we anticipate an equal or greater crowd for 2017. The Fort Vancouver National Trust would like to thank our committed sponsors.
Join us for Celebrate Freedom’s patriotic Flag Day Ceremony held at the Bandstand on the Fort Vancouver National Site's Parade Ground. During this ceremony the community gathers to participate in the Annual National Pause for the Pledge and pay their respect to our country’s national symbol. This youth focused event draws participation from local 5th grade classes, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, school bands, military personnel, elected officials and community members.
The Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver was started in 1986 by a group of volunteers led by Mike Harding, who recognized a need in our community for a way to honor Clark County veterans and knew that a Veterans Parade would fulfill that need.
The Fort Vancouver National Trust is now honored to host this parade, which is one of the largest Department of Veteran Affairs sanctioned Veterans Parades on the West Coast. The parade is held annually on the Saturday before Veterans Day. Parade route runs west along Officers Row, south on Fort Vancouver Way through the barracks, and east on 5th street past the Fort and Pearson Air Museum.
The Marshall Leadership Award selects a Clark County resident, 35 years of age or younger, exhibiting the qualities of leadership, integrity, and honor for which General Marshall stood. The Marshall Leadership Award is a very prestigious distinction for our community’s young leaders. This annual award was instituted in 1989. The recipient receives a scholarship for the Leadership Clark County program and a trip to the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, VA, Washington D.C. and to historic Colonial Williamsburg. Join us for this award ceremony on beautiful Officers Row in the historic Marshall House. To view sponsorship opportunities for the Public Leadership Award click here.
The Youth Leadership Award honors a local high school student living in Clark County will be nominated and selected to receive the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. General Marshall’s House on Officers Row is the setting for a ceremony where the recipient is recognized and honored for their good works and leadership ability. The youth recipient receives a $2,500 scholarship for the college of their choice, a paid internship in the Celebrate Freedom office and active roles in many Celebrate Freedom programs.
GENERAL GEORGE C. MARSHALL LECTURES - Presented by RIVERVIEW COMMUNITY BANK
The Marshall Lecture is the cornerstone event of Celebrate Freedom. The Marshall Lecture honors the character and principles of General George C. Marshall, who served at Vancouver Barracks as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade from 1936 to 1938. Lectures focus on three phases of Marshall’s career: his time in Vancouver, his achievements as a military leader, and the impact of his work as Secretary of State. In 1953, Marshall received the Nobel Peace Prize, the only professional soldier ever so honored. The award recognized the Marshall Plan, which provided an alternative to totalitarianism, and gave Europe’s countries the economic strength by which they might choose freedom.
Lectures are held at Hudson's Bay High School for local highschool students in the area. These lectures are scheduled based on the avaliability and schedule of the lecturer.
PEARSON FIELD EDUCATION CENTER & Aviation Education Sponsorships
Pearson Field Education Center hosts a variety of aviation themed events; such as Open Cockpit Day, and Aviation Summer Camp. There are great opportunities to partner with Pearson and become a sponsor! Opportunities include sponsoring a child for Aviation Summer Camp, supporting educational events, or unrestricted sponsorship for the operations of the Education Center.