Memorial Day 2008 in West Seattle


(photo by WSB contributor Matt Durham; prints of his work are available at
That’s American Legion Post 160 in The Junction, which sponsors today’s Memorial Day service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 2 pm (a map’s linked in our Saturday preview featuring local Scouts putting flags and crosses at gravesites). Here’s some of what else you might want to know about on this holiday:

CLOSURES: Government offices, Seattle city libraries, schools, most banks


FREE PARKING: No charge in Seattle metered-parking zones

BUS SCHEDULES: Operating on a Sunday schedule (more here)

WATER TAXI SCHEDULE: The Elliott Bay Water Taxi and land shuttle both operate on the Saturday schedule (more here)

FERRY SCHEDULES: Normal Monday schedule for Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth, no Seattle-Vashon foot ferry; check this page for updates

4 Replies to "Memorial Day 2008 in West Seattle"

  • Anne May 26, 2008 (8:29 am)

    To all our veterans and all who are serving our country now-THANK YOU!

  • Anne May 26, 2008 (8:52 am)

    Sorry-I hit post before I had finished-but for all who have given the ultimate sacrifice and for their families-words can’t express our gratidtude.Please everyone-NEVER FORGET these brave men & women.

  • seattle golfer May 26, 2008 (9:27 pm)

    Matt, that is a fantastic photograph, black and white with only the colors of red white blue. Nice. The building in the background which juts out north and south from the American Legion Hall was West Seattle’s one room school house. Let’s not lose it with all of the development taking place now, please.

  • WSB May 26, 2008 (9:33 pm)

    Has anyone ever applied to have that designated as a city landmark? We’ve been covering landmark issues enough lately that we know one of the key criteria is “historical significance.”

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