Memorial Day: Acacia in Lake Forest Park

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Acacia Cemetery - Photo by Jerry Pickard

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home will host its 15th annual Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 11:00am. The community is encouraged to attend; approximately 200 people, including military veterans, attended last year.

The Memorial Day Address will be given by Lieutenant Colonel Corey Crosbie, an Iraq War veteran and currently-serving member of the United States Military.

King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski will also offer remarks on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in honor of his father, who served in the conflict.

The 45-minute ceremony will feature an Invocation and Benediction from Reverend Mary Calhoun of Window to the Soul Ministry and music from the Kenmore and District Pipe Band. The event will conclude with the ceremonial firing of the cannon.

“Our Memorial Day Service is always a highlight for us here at Dignity Memorial, but this year will be especially memorable due to the caliber of guests we have in the program,” said J. Vince Larkin, General Manager at Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home. “It’s an honor to host both King County Councilmember Rod Dembowski and Lieutenant Colonel Corey Crosbie at the event, and we look forward to hearing their remarks.”

Throughout the Memorial Day Weekend scouts from Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop #42215 and Boy Scouts of Lake Forest Park Troop #348 will be on hand to assist visitors with American flags to decorate their loved one’s grave. They will also be serving hotdogs and lemonade.

Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home Grounds is located at 14951 Bothell Way NE in Lake Forest Park, 98155.


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