Veterans Day ceremony at City Hall Saturday

Monday, November 13, 2017

The lobby was packed with veterans and friends
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The City of Shoreline, the Shoreline Veterans Association, and the Starr Sutherland, Jr. Post 227 of the American Legion sponsored their annual veterans day ceremony at Shoreline City Hall on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

Mayor Chris Roberts welcomed the attendees, who filled the lobby at City Hall. The invocation and benediction were delivered by Capt. Debra Maund, USAR Chaplain.

USMC Major Bridget Guerrero gave the keynote address
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

USAF ROTC Cadets from the University of Washington presented the colors, and six year old Miss Symphony Ames sang the national anthem.

UW ROTC cadets presented the colors
Photo by Steven H. Robinson
Mayor Roberts led the pledge of allegiance, made opening remarks, and presented Major Guerrero with a certificate of recognition from the American Legion.

Brigadier General Ray Coffey, USAVR introduced the keynote speakers, USMC Major Bridget Guerrero.

An update on the veterans' memorial bricks, and closing remarks were delivered by WW II Air Force pilot Dwight Stevens.

Stevens announced his retirement from leading the veterans group and announced that Brigadier General Ray Coffey will be taking over the leadership role in January.

A recording of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America" was played with many in the audience singing along.

Post 227 Ladies Auxiliary
Photo by Jerry Pickard
After the meeting was over the American Legion Post 227's Ladies Auxiliary provided refreshments.


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