Veteran’s Day “Walk About” tour at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery

Monday, October 24, 2011


Every year in honor of Veteran’s Day the cemetery identifies the burial sites of all veterans by marking them with a small American flag. There are over 400 veterans interred at the cemetery dating back to the Civil War (1862-1865.)

The public is invited to join Dale E. Hoggins, Cemetery Board Member and Betty Deebach Gaeng, Sno-Isle Genealogical Society and Alderwood Manor Heritage Association member on Friday, November 11, 2011 at 11:00am for a Veteran’s Day “Walk About” tour among the flags to learn and share stories about these brave men and women who have served our country.

Betty Deebach Gaeng is the author/compiler of the book, Etched in Stone, detailing the history of the memorial monument located in front of the Edmonds Museum. The monument, first dedicated on Memorial Day 1948, is inscribed with 79 names of men who lost their lives during wartime since WWI. The book recounts the lives of these men, all who had a connection to the Edmonds School District 15 area. In 2010 Gaeng received a publications commendation from the League of Snohomish County Heritage Organizations for her outstanding contribution in the field of Snohomish County history.

Dale E. Hoggins is a long-time Edmonds Cemetery Board member and chair of the annual Memorial Day ceremony who has an avid interest in local history. He has done extensive research on the pioneers of Edmonds and has led tours of the cemetery for the past 15 years.

The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium was founded in 1891 and in 1972 was placed on the Washington State Register of Historic Places. The mission of this historic cemetery is to preserve and maintain a peaceful resting place for the families and communities it serves.

For more information on the tour, call Dale E. Hoggins at 425-776-1543.


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