Memorial Day events at local cemeteries

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Veterams' graves will be decorated
Photo by Diane Hettrick
Memorial Day 2010 weekend events will be held at these local cemeteries:
  • Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline
  • Acacia Memorial Park, Lake Forest Park
  • Evergreen-Washelli, Seattle
  • Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, Edmonds

205 NE 205th St., Shoreline, WA 98155; 206-363-8404.  The cemetery grounds are open 7:00am to 8:00pm for visitation throughout the Memorial Day weekend. Everyone is encouraged to visit.

Saturday, May 28, 2011
  • The Filipino Community will gather in celebration and pilgrimage at 10:00am honoring their cultural heritage at the Shrine of Our Lady of Antipolo. Included is a Filipino luncheon. All are invited.
  • A Vietnamese Community celebration will take place at 1:00pm. Again, all are invited to attend and join the community.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2011
  • 10:30am everyone is invited as we remember and celebrate the lives and service of those who have served our country. Those gathered will also honor the memory of their deceased loved ones. Most Rev. J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, presiding at a Special Memorial Day Mass. 

14951 Bothell Way NE, Lake Forest Park WA 98155, 206-362-5525.

Annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11:00 am on the grounds of Acacia Memorial Park. The Kenmore District and Pipe Band will join us again and our speaker this year is scheduled to be Major Scott McKay, Commander, Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Memorial Day Guided Veterans Tour
On Monday, May 30, 2011, Evergreen Washelli will host our 85th Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service. Following the ceremony, we invite you to attend a guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care.

Meet at the Doughboy Statue in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at 3:15 pm. We ask for a $5.00 suggested donation for attendance, which will go to the purchase of flags for the Avenue of Flags. For information, to reserve a spot, or purchase tickets, call 206-362-5200 or email.  

85th Annual Memorial Day Service
On Monday, May 30th, 2011, Evergreen Washelli will host our Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service. Join us as we honor America’s fallen and salute the flags on our “Avenue of Colors”.

Keynote speaker will be Col. Gustafson. There will be performances by soloist Maria Kesovija, as well as the Seattle Pacific University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps. The concert begins at 1:30pm and the ceremony will commence at 2:00pm.

100th Ave. W and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC, Edmonds WA
Dale Hoggins, Cemetery Board Member at 425-776-1543.

29th Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 30, 2011 at 11am. The public is welcome. American Sign Language translation will be provided. 

On-street parking, handicapped parking within the cemetery. Bring your own chairs. Refreshments, provided by the Lynnwood Emblem Club #366, will be served after the program. 

The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery was placed on the Washington State Register of Historic Places in 1972 and has over 400 veterans interred.  Visitors are invited to stroll the cemetery grounds and take a self-guided tour using one of the cemetery’s walking maps.

The Presentation of Colors will be conducted by the following groups: American Legion Post #66, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #8870, Boy Scout Troop #301, Girl Scout Troop #42093, Cub Pack #331 and the Washington National Guard.

Fred Apgar, member of the VFW Post #8860, will lead a POW/MIA Remembrance Service.

The program includes the Edmonds-Woodway High School Vocal Volunteers, Edmonds-Woodway High School Brass Quintet, and Mike Barber, Bagpiper, and Katarina Nguyen, an eleventh grader from Edmonds-Woodway High School will read her award-winning VFW essay.

Mayor Mike Cooper will introduce Michael Reagan who will talk about his “Fallen Heroes Project.” The program ends with a rifle salute by the Washington National Honor Guard - Camp Murray contingent and Dave Earling playing “Taps”.


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