Veteran’s Day Tour at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery 11/11/13 at 11am

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Memorial Day wreath at Edmonds Cemetery

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 Hoggins, Cemetery Board Member and Betty Deebach Gaeng, Alderwood Manor Heritage Association member on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00am for a Veteran’s Day tour to learn and share information about these brave men and women who have served our country.

Highlights of the tour include life stories of war veterans buried at the cemetery as well as the first-time telling of the story unlocking the mystery of the unidentified headstones located by the flagpole.

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 is inscribed with 79 names of Edmonds area men who lost their lives during wartime since WWI. Dale Hoggins is a long-time Edmonds Cemetery Board member 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 17 years.

This peaceful cemetery is in a busy area of Edmonds

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 about the tour, call Dale Hoggins at 425-776-1543.

Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St SW, Edmonds, WA 98020, 425-771-4741. For information and appointments call or email the cemetery office.


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