Memorial Day at Acacia

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Memorial Day Services at Acacia
were well-attended
Photos by Jerry Pickard

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home held services for Memorial Day with a pipe band, boy scouts, release of doves, and a World War II flyover. The main speaker was a Colonel, a chaplain from Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Kenmore Pipe Band

The Kenmore Pipe Band began the services with a processional through the grounds. During the service, they played Amazing Grace, and after they played a postlude as they marched out.


Boy Scout Troop 348 presented the colors.

Chaplain Trudy James provided the Invocation and Benediction.

Col. William Green Jr., Command Chaplain

Acacia Director Vince Larkin spoke and introduced the keynote speaker, Col.William Green Jr., Command Chaplain, I Corps, Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Doves fly
Following a moment of silence, doves were released into the air.

WW II plane fly over

During the service, two World War II planes from the Paul Allen collection flew over the cemetery.

Cannons fire on the hill

At the conclusion of the service, the cannons fired.


Col. Green visited the grave of Robert Earl Bonney, Jr. Medal of Honor recipient.



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