West Seattle Memorial Day 2014: Traditional ceremony @ Forest Lawn

May 26, 2014 at 5:42 pm | In Holidays, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

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.

3 Comments

  1. Many thanks to WS BSA Troop 284 for placing the crosses on the military grave sites year after year. Keep up the good work! In appreciation…a past Troop 284 parent.

    Comment by BlogFan — 10:50 am May 27, 2014 #

  2. Featured here last week! http://westseattleblog.com/2014/05/west-seattle-scene-troop-284s-memorial-day-tradition/

    Comment by WSB — 11:49 am May 27, 2014 #

  3. I must say as I drive back and forth past this lovely cemetary daily, the crosses and added flags make it look Regal, makes the cmmunity very proud and aware of our Veterans.

    Comment by Silly Goose — 4:49 pm May 27, 2014 #

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