November 11, 1996, with great civic, personal, and
patriotic pride, the VA Hospital at Walla Walla,
Washington was properly renamed The Jonathan M.
Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, placing a lasting
tribute to this towns most noble and respected favorite
sons, forever memorializing his heroic contributions in
the defense of his country, and to all those who
preceded him, those who stood beside him, and those who
will for all time continue his legacy.
the dedication ceremony, General Wainwright's cousin
Peter Wainwright and noted Walla Walla historian
Lawrence Dodd each offered the assembled members of the
Wainwright family, invited guests, and hospital staff
members and patients in attendance moving tributes to
the general and to his forefathers who have so bravely
and unendingly served to protect the freedoms for which
our nation stands.