Memorial Day at Acacia

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

On Monday, May 29, 2017, Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home in Lake Forest Park held its annual Veterans Memorial services.

There were prayers and speakers. White doves were released.

Kenmore Pipe and District Band played.

J. Vince Larkin, General Manager of Acacia gave the opening remarks. Interfaith Chaplain Trudy James gave both the Invocation and the Benediction.

Chaplain Colonel Olen Crowe,  U.S. Air Force Volunteer Reserve Chief of Chaplains, 10th Regional Command, USV-JSC gave the Memorial Day address.

The American Legion Post 227 of Shoreline placed a flag on the grave of World War II Medal Of Honor recipient Robert Earl Bonney.

Boy Scouts of Lake Forest Park Troop #348 posted the flag during the ceremony. They provided flags for the graves and for participants. After the ceremony, they gave away hot dogs and lemonade.

Girl Scouts of Western Washington Troop #42216 helped through the weekend.


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