Groundbreaking for Veterans Recognition Plaza

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Official groundbreaking for Shoreline Veteran's Memorial
Memorial committee members: far left, Lynn Cheeney, center in white shirt
is Phyllis Moll, widow of Frank Moll, then Dwight Stevens.
Shoreline city councilmembers from left, Keith McGlashan, Jesse Salomon,
Will Hall, then Shari Winstead,  Doris McConnell,
Chris Eggen, and Chris Roberts

On Monday, July, 20, members of the Shoreline Veterans Association and their families and friends joined Shoreline City Councilmembers in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Shoreline Veterans Recognition Plaza being built at City Hall. When completed later this summer, the Plaza will honor all veterans who have served, are serving, and will serve the country.

Preparing for the ceremony
Photo by Mark McVeety

Located in the north lawn at City Hall, the Plaza will be 32 feet in diameter and bordered by a five foot wide, white concrete sidewalk, which will surround a flat circle of brick pavers, engraved with veterans’ names, ranks, service branches, and dates of service. There will also be seven four foot high obelisks on the sidewalk honoring the different military branches.

Members of American Legion Post 227
Photo by Jerry Pickard

While the Shoreline Veterans Association has raised a majority of the funds to complete the project, they still need to raise approximately $25,000 more. If you would like to contribute you can purchase an engraved brick honoring a veteran or active duty service member, which will then be added to the plaza.

Dwight Stevens chats with Mayor Shari Winstead
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Dwight Stevens is leading the Shoreline Veterans Association in organizing the sale of the commemorative bricks to raise funds to construct the memorial. King County contributed funds to meet the cost of the memorial. The bricks still remain on sale until the total cost of the memorial has been met.

Dwight Stevens holds the service flag of
 Elwood H McVeety
Photo by Mark McVeety
Mark McVeety was thrilled to have has late Grandfather, Elwood H. McVeety's, service flag held by Dwight Stevens during one of the group photographs in front of Shoreline City Hall.  "I was relieved that it was still not too late to buy a brick, the process couldn't have been easier."

To find out more about the Plaza or to contribute, visit the website or contact Lynn Cheeney 425-231-3149 or


Mark McVeety,  July 25, 2015 at 10:20 PM  

Here is a link to some more photos of that very meaningful event:

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