CHS Memorial Forest Ceremony Set for May 27, 2022

Cleveland High School is the only high school in the universe that has a Memorial Forest honoring our World War II heroes. Every Friday preceding the Memorial Day weekend the CHS Alumni Association has a ceremony at the CHS Memorial Forest to honor alumni* who lost their lives while serving in the US military. Our ceremony typically includes guest speakers to tell stories about some of our alumni who have served in the armed forces of the USA. An Honor Guard fires a salute to our fallen heroes, and Bernie Moskowitz ‘57 plays Taps. CHS students participate in a flag-folding exercise before it is presented to a survivor of a fallen loved one.

Our new granite monument naming our fallen heroes was installed in 2017, thanks to a generous donation from two alumni who wish to remain anonymous. A protective coating was provided by Frank & Haru Nishimura. Frank served in the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, with good friend Yoshito Noritake who is listed on the monument.

Everyone is encouraged to make the trek to the Rock. The bronze plaques naming our fallen war heroes are no longer there, but it’s good to see this special place in the forest where our heroes were honored for so many years. Following the ceremony, refreshments are served to students, CHS staff, and guests. In some years, we have had four busloads of students but only one or two buses in most years. We are hopeful for a good turnout this year.

All expenses are paid by the CHS Alumni Association.

The maps below show our Memorial Forest is located between Issaquah and Fall City. After the ceremony, a number of us usually go to the Fall City Roadhouse & Inn for lunch. The Roadhouse provides a pleasant, old-fashioned setting that is perfect for renewing old acquaintances and making new friends. A wonderful way to end a memorable day.

For a day you will long remember, join us for the ceremony at the CHS Memorial Forest and lunch at the Roadhouse.

CHS Alumni Association Memorial Day Ceremony at the Forest
Friday, May 27, 2022, 11:00 AM
28322 SE Issaquah-Fall City Road, Fall City, WA

CHS Memorial Forest

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*Our fallen heroes of WW II are documented in the book Honored Dead by our own Pat Rosenkranz ‘49.

2022 Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting – February 12


Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Place: Virtual, via Zoom (Details below)

Note: CHSAA celebrates 25 years in 2022!


  • Approval of Minutes
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • 2021 Accomplishments
  • Election of Board Members
  • 2022 Objectives
  • 2022 Scholarships
  • CHS Memorial Forest Issues
  • New Business
Board Meeting to follow. 

    Please provide your name and class year to attend the Zoom meeting on February 12, 2022. We will follow up via email with the Zoom details.

    Meeting ID: 899 1632 1840
    Passcode: 456869
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    Click either number to call:
    253-215-8782 (Tacoma)
    346-248-7799 (Houston)


    Use this form to request the Zoom details via email so that you can join the meeting. We look forward to seeing you!

    Class of 1960 Reunion on Hold

    Class of 60 Reunion On Hold

    Reunion On Hold Announcement 05-14-20

    Plans for our 60th Reunion on August 22, 2020, at the Seattle Yacht Club were coming along very well. You might remember the “Save The Date” announcement sent out in January 2020? To hold the Reunion on that date, the State would have to be well into Phase 4 of the timeline set by the Governor allowing gatherings larger than 50 people. Implementation of Phase 4 by August is now tentative, at best.

    Based on the Reunion Committee’s concern for the well-being of all of our class members and to make a reasonable and conservative decision given the unpredictability of the COVIS-19 pandemic, the Committee, by email, has reached an agreement to put our 60th Reunion on hold. As things improve and as soon as the Reunion Committee can meet again in person, it has been suggested we consider planning a combination 60th Reunion\80th Birthday Party sometime in the first half of 2021.

    Our Reunions and group Birthday parties have been great fun on their own. A combined get-together as the Wrigley’s gum ads of the 1950s and 1960s put it, we’ll have “DOUBLE THE FUN”.

    1980 CHS Virtual Reunion

    Class of ’80 Reunion Update

    Dear Fellow CHS Class of 1980 Alumni,

    Your reunion committee met in March and unanimously agreed, out of an abundance of caution, due to COVID-19/coronavirus health pandemic to postpone our 40th Class Reunion to Saturday, August 14, 2021. Please add that date to your calendar. Yes, it’ll be one year later but we hope to see everyone from the Cleveland Eagles Class of 1980!

    In the meantime, we have been inspired to host a VIRTUAL Reunion on Saturday, June 6, 2020 from 1:00 PM until 2:30 PM (PST) which will be 40 years to the day of when we graduated from Cleveland High School!

    You are cordially invited to attend our virtual celebration. We have some exciting surprises planned for our virtual reunion. Please wear your RED & WHITE to show your MIGHTY EAGLES PRIDE and gather online to toast (Prune Juice, LOL! or your beverage of choice) our last 40 years, reminisce about the “GOOD TIMES” that we shared TOGETHER and to remember our Beloved 1980 “Fallen Eagles”.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail to to confirm your attendance for the FUN event!!! Please include your full name, including your maiden name, if applicable.  In return, you will receive the virtual meeting information.

    Stay Safe and Be Healthy,

    Your CHS 1980 Reunion Committee