Memorial Day 2010: Flags and crosses at West Seattle’s Forest Lawn

By early afternoon, the team at Dignity Memorial-Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery (WSB sponsor) had finished the job that volunteer Scouts had helped with the day before – placing about 1,300 flags atop the graves of veterans buried there. Tonight and tomorrow night, starting at 6, a bagpiper will play; we’ll add video of that later. (added 8:41 pm – here’s bagpiper Tyrone Heade)

People who stop by this weekend to honor someone’s memory also will find a hospitality table with coffee/tea, plus maps if they have trouble finding a specific gravesite, and Monday at 2 pm, the annual West Seattle Memorial Day Service, co-presented by American Legion Post 160, will be held near the flagpole on the cemetery’s south-central side.

1 Reply to "Memorial Day 2010: Flags and crosses at West Seattle's Forest Lawn"

  • Tonya June 1, 2010 (8:55 am)

    Thank you to all that took the time to place the flags and honor our fallen heros, of which we may not be free today if it were not for them.

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