Ceremonies at Acacia on Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Kenmore and District Pipe Band playing Amazing Grace
as they marched in to open the ceremonies

Text and photos by Jerry Pickard

On Monday, May 27th, Acacia Memorial Park in Lake Forest Park held their annual Memorial services.

Over 200 people attended the ceremonies
The services started with the Kenmore and District Pipe Band playing "Amazing Grace" as they marched in.

Around two hundred were in attendance.

J. Vince Larkin was the Master of Ceremonies. Boy Scout Troop 348 posted the colors. Chaplain Trudy James gave the Invocation and Major Eli Curtis Smith Jr. USMC (Ret.) gave the address.

After the address Doves were released and the Kenmore and District Pipe Band provided a musical interlude, Chaplain James gave the Benediction.

Medal of Honor winner
Robert Earl Bonney
The ceremonies ended with cannon fire.

A visit was made to Medal of Honor recipient Robert Earl Bonney's grave to place a flag in his honor.

At the Veterans Cemetery relatives were tending the graves.

Boy Scout Troop 348 gave away free hot dogs and lemonade.


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