Memorial Day: Evergreen Washelli in North Seattle

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Avenue of Flags 2011
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Join us as we honor America’s fallen and salute the flags on our Avenue of Colors

Evergreen Washelli will host its 87th annual Memorial Day Commemorative services with a concert, speakers, and ceremony. Concert at 1:30pm and ceremony begins at 2pm.

Shoreline Veterans Association will be attending, as will the Starr Sutherland Jr., Post 227 of the  Shoreline American Legion.

Evergreen Washelli has a tradition of decorating every veteran's grave with a small American flag. At 7am the morning of Memorial Day, there will be a Flag Placement at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Each of the 5000 white marble upright markers in the Veterans Section will receive a flag placed by hundreds of volunteers that will come out for this event. Veterans, Scout groups, neighbors, churches, local organizations and families, to name a few, will be among those who place the flags.

This is a public event, and volunteers are welcome to join them. For questions, contact Brenda Spicer at 206-362-5200.

Following the ceremony, we invite you to attend a guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and to learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care. 
Our guide this year will be David Bloch, son of the Medal of Honor recipient Orville Emil Bloch. We are extremely honored and excited to have him as our tour guide.
Meet at the Doughboy statue for the Medal of Honor tour

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

Evergreen Washelli is located at 11111 Aurora Ave N, Seattle 98133.


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