Veterans Day 2010 ceremony in Shoreline

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Council Chambers was packed for the Veteran's Day Ceremony
The singer had laryngitis, the bagpiper didn't get the memo, and it rained, but that didn't dampen the enthusiasm or the appreciation of the crowd packed into the Shoreline Council Chambers for the first ever Shoreline Veteran's Day ceremonies on November 11.

Dwight Stevens and Frank Moll facing camera
Ray Coffey and Frank Moll confer
Organizers Dwight Stevens, Frank Moll, and Ray Coffey made sure that there was plenty of color and activity, starting with the crowd entering under a canopy provided by the Shorewood Flags team.

Shorewood High School Flags Team

Shorewood High School Choir, under the direction of John Hendrix, sang the national anthem.

Mayor Keith McGlashan spoke, then placed a wreath in honor of all veterans but particularly the 8,000 living in Shoreline.

The student speaker was Aaron Van Gorkam from King's High School.

Keynote speaker was Major General (Retired) James M. Collins, Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.

Shane Freund and Jerome Wald from Shoreline Community College, presented awards to Emily Olenik and Gerry Shogren.

Chaplain (LTC) Kenneth Algord finished with a prayer.

The Rifle Squad from US Army Joint Base Lewis-McChord ended the ceremony with a rifle volley.

Shorewood High School students sent two banners full of signatures and thanks to be sent to troops in Afghanistan.

The women of American Legion Post #227 served coffee and cookies.

The event was sponsored by the Shoreline Lunch Rotary Club, Costco, American Legion Post #227, Shoreline Community College, and the City of Shoreline.

Steven H. Robinson photographed it all.


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