Memorial Day 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

American Cemetery in Luxembourg
World War II Soldiers
Photo by Jan Hansen 2010

In 2010 Jan and Ron Hansen took a trip to Europe and visited the battlefields and cemeteries of World War II. 
Jan said, "The folks in Luxembourg still remember the liberating forces and the kindnesses that were given above and beyond the military orders.  Individuals still talk of the treats that touched the starving tummies of the children. We Americans today are still thanked for the gifts of yesterday.  On this frozen field we were strangely warmed."

Memorial Day events 2012

Seattle Veterans Museum
1,000 pieces of military history. open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday; Second Avenue between Union and University streets by Benaroya Hall in downtown Seattle. donations accepted. 

Memorial day ceremonies at 10:30 am. Holyrood Cemetery is located at 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline, WA 98155; 206-363-8404. Most Rev. Eusebio Elizondo, Auxiliary Bishop of Seattle, presiding.

In addition, on Memorial Day, Monday, May 28, 2012 the Vietnamese Community will hold its annual prayer celebration: 2:00pm at Holyrood Cemetery 205 NE 205th St., Shoreline, WA 98155; 206-363-8404.

Services 11 a.m. Monday, Acacia Memorial Park, 14951 Bothell Way N.E., Lake Forest Park; free 206-362-5525,

In addition, an informal ceremony will be held for Robert Earl Bonney, Medal of Honor winner buried at Acacia, organized by the local American Legion.

Concert, 1:30 p.m., Memorial Day ceremony to honor America's fallen soldiers, 2 p.m. Monday, free; followed by guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery to learn about the lives of the Medal of Honor recipients; $5 donation for Avenue of Flags suggested; Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle 206-362-5200.

Presentation of Colors by local veterans, POW/MIA remembrance ceremony, music; limited seating, bring chairs, 11 a.m. Monday, Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free 425-771-4741.

Display of historic military vehicles and artillery weapons, Puget Sound Military Vehicle Collector's Club parade, tank driving and firing demonstrations, kids' activities, radio-controlled tanks, food vendors, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Flying Heritage Collection, 3407 109th St S.W., Everett; $8-$12, veterans admitted free 1-877-342-3404.

Some material for this story came from The Seattle Times


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