Sunshine again graced West Seattle’s traditional Memorial Day commemoration, the annual ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery. The flags placed by local Scouts waved in the breeze; local veterans shared thoughts and exhortations from the podium:
That’s American Legion Post 160‘s Keith Hughes; also speaking today, from VFW Post 2713, Steve Strand, below left (in his current workday life, acting commander of SPD’s South Precinct):
With him in photo (above right) is Kyle Geraghty from Post 160. Dozens came to honor and remember:
The traditional somber “Taps” were played, of course, but before and after the ceremony, classic Americana from Duwamish Jazz:
This was the Memorial Day ceremony’s 87th year.