Dozens gathered Friday morning at the Clark County War Memorial at Fort Vancouver in a somber ceremony to recognize U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonah McClellan, killed in action eight years ago that day.Family, friends, and representatives from the Patriot Guard Riders and Community Military Appreciation Committee came together to honor the Battle Ground man. The ceremony was part of a new series recognizing the contributions and deaths of 16 regional military members killed in service to the United States since Sept. 11, 2001.“If we did it for everybody, we’d be here day and night, so we just focused on the most current ones here that we knew the families were still having some kind of impact on their lives today,” said Lynn Vaughn, Southwest Washington district captain of the Patriot Guard Riders. “That’s basically what this is all about — not just honoring the veteran’s loss of his life, but also the family.”The first in the series of ceremonies was held Aug. 13 to honor Marine Lance Cpl. Kane Funke, killed in action in 2004. On Thursday morning, family and community members gathered in remembrance of U.S. Army Master Sgt. Robb Needham, killed in action on Sept. 20, 2006.The Patriot Guard Riders plan to hold a ceremony for each of the local fallen veterans on the anniversary of their deaths, once every three years.