West Seattle scene: Honoring the “memorial” part of Memorial Day

The crosses are going up on the graves at Forest Lawn (map), preparing for Memorial Day, when American Legion Post 160 presents West Seattle’s annual community service. It’s scheduled for 2 pm on the rolling hills of the cemetery. (Here’s our coverage, with video, from last year.) Crosses and flags are placed on the graves each Memorial Day weekend by volunteers including local Scouts.

3 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Honoring the "memorial" part of Memorial Day"

  • Jasperblu May 23, 2009 (4:47 pm)

    Thanks WSB for reminding everyone what this holiday weekend is REALLY all about.

    C ~

    I thank my father (RIP) for his service during WWII as a Marine (Pacific theater, Okinawa, Japan). Dad, you were always my hero.

  • Scott B. May 23, 2009 (9:17 pm)

    KOMO TV (Channel 4) has a show about Medal of Honor
    recipients that starts at 10:00pm tonight (Saturday, May 23).

  • add May 24, 2009 (10:05 am)

    I drove past the cemetary at around 6pm and witnessed a bagpiper, dressed in formal kilt, playing at the top of the hill by the flagpoles. He was by himself – didn’t seem to be an official “performance” of any sort – and it was beautiful.

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