Memorial Weekend 2018 in Roslyn

Roslyn, WA – A significant moment in history will be recorded at the unique Roslyn Historic Cemeteries on Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 3 pmat National Croatian Society Cemetery at Roslyn Historic Cemeteries, with the dedication of the Croatian Memorial Monument paying tribute to all the pioneering Croats. Honorary Consul Frank Brozovich and Sinisa Grgich, Consul General, Republic of Croatia at Los Angeles will be speakers at the event

The monument will stand as a testament in the previously abandoned National Croatian Society Cemetery, not only to the Croatian miners who lived and worked in Roslyn and its neighboring towns, but to all Croatian emigrants and their families who have contributed to U.S. history and culture.

The idea of the monument was conceived by Honorary Consul Frank Brozovich after a visit to the cemeteries with Consul General Sinisa Grgic from Los Angeles. A top notch team of professionals and volunteers was recruited to bring their talents to the project working under the umbrella of Roslyn, Ronald, Cle Elum Heritage Club in cooperation with the City of Roslyn. Architect Ivo Gregov designed the monument and gifted his services.

This is a beautiful gift to the community funded by the generous spirit of more than 70 donors interested in the history, preservation and restoration of the cemeteries for future generations. More information and artist’s rendering of the design can be found on:


Later in the day travel a few miles to Hawthorne Hall (Ronald Gymnasium) for an evening of fun, food and drink. Doors open at 5 pm Admission is $15. Tickets on sale at Tribune Office Supply & Printing and Owen’s Meats in Cle Elum, at Inland Networks in Roslyn, or at the door.

Performing artists are the Vela Luka Croatian Dance Ensemble from Anacortes.

No host bar and dinner ala carte prepared by the Ronald Community Club.