So, this happened! This morning at City Council we heard Mayor Ted Wheeler reading the Proclamation for a Vanport Day of Remembrance, and we were moved to tears by the testimony by Mrs. Bea Gilmore, former Vanport resident, 9-year-old Arinze Na'im McGee, Vanport Mosaic youngest historian-in-residence, Shalanda Sims, third generation Vanport descendent, and Mr. Bob Matsunaga, who was displaced by the Japanese internment in 1942, and once again by the flood in 1948. Join us in honoring and exploring the Vanport history and its legacy at The Vanport Mosaic Festival 2017 May 26-29! #VanportFest17 #RememberVanport#StoriesBuildCommunities