Shoreline Veterans Day celebration

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Program participants
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

On Monday, November 12, 2018, three organizations joined in an event to recognize veterans.

Keynote speaker Michael Reagan holds up one of his sketches
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

The City of Shoreline, the Shoreline Veterans Association, and American Legion Post 227 held a program at Shoreline City Hall.

The keynote speaker was Edmonds resident Michael Reagan with his Fallen Heros Portrait Project. 

He draws sketches of fallen service members, free, for their families. He has expanded to include the children and teachers who died at Sandy Hook, and the Parkland victims.

Mayor Will Hall
Photo by Jerry Pickard

A brass ensemble played. Mayor Will Hall was the master of ceremonies, welcoming the crowd, leading the pledge of allegiance, giving remarks, and presenting a proclamation from the City.

County Councilmember Rod Dembowski
Photo by Jerry Pickard

County Councilmember Rod Dembowski gave remarks. Dembowski secured the major funding from King County to build the veterans memorial on City Hall grounds. As part of his remarks, he spoke of the poem In Flanders Field, and talked about researching his grandfather's WWI service record in the online records of the Kansas City, Missouri WWI museum.

Major Bill MacCully, Michael Reagan and BG Ray Coffey
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Maj. Bill MacCully of Post 227 gave a reading and MGen Ray Coffey USAVR, Chair of the Shoreline Veterans Committee, introduced the keynote speaker. After, he spoke of the veterans project and gave the closing remarks.

Lt. Dwight Stevens, WWII pilot, co-chaired the
Shoreline Veterans Memorial
Photo by Jerry Pickard

Chaplain CPT Debra Maund USAR gave the invocation and the benediction.



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