Croatian National Monument Fifth Anniversary

Pictured (left to right): Representative Alex Ybarra, Frank Brozovich, Croatian Ambassador Pjer Šimunović, Beverly Prkacin Read, Consul General Renee Pea, Dick Watts, County Commissioner Laura Osciadacz


In 2017 Frank Brozovich, Honorary Consul to the Republic of Croatia at Seattle, Washington, appointed Beverly Prkacin Read as Project Manager to build a monument in tribute to the Croatian coal miners of Roslyn, Ronald and Cle Elum, Washington.  The monument was designed by Architect Ivo Gregov.  The Croatian Memorial Monument was dedicated May 26, 2018.  

On October 2, 2023 we celebrated the 5-year anniversary.  Beverly Prkacin Read and Maria Adams, President of the Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club collaborated with others to celebrate the anniversary and to honor two outstanding leaders in the community.  Our guest speakers, Pjer Šimunović, Ambassador for the Embassy of the Republic of Croatia at Washington, D.C. and Renee Pea, Consul General at Los Angeles, presented award certificates to Frank Brozovich and Richard M. Watts.  

















Pictured above (L to R): Croatian Ambassador, Pjer Šimunović, Croatian Ambassador, Honorary Consul, Frank Brozovich, Consul General, Renee Pea, and Dick Watts (holding his award).


A slide show of the progress of the restoration of the National Croatian Society Cemetery and the Croatian National Monument can be viewed here:

Ante Cvitanović put a video together of the 5th year anniversary celebration:

CroatiaWeek, an International online magazine, featured our event in their publication: