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American Legion Cenotaph

American Legion Cenotaph
Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery – American Legion Memorial
508 N. Government Way See Map
Henry Bertelsen / Julian Simonson
West Hills

The American Legion Cenotaph was constructed in 1930 by Spokane Post No. 9 in the Riverside Park Cemetery. The cenotaph was built to honor fallen soldiers in war as well as to provide a place for reflection for those left behind. Architect and American Legion member Henry Bertelsen designed the cenotaph and Julian Simonson was the builder. The cenotaph is constructed of concrete and granite and contains benches along the U-shaped sides. The back wall boasts a taller arched stone panel (approx. 8’ tall at its highest point from ground level) which is etched with the wording, "In Memory of Those Who Gave their Lives for their Country in the World Wars.”


Management Agreement (PDF)

Nomination (PDF)