West Seattle Veterans Day: New flag for the Delridge Triangle

Near the line between West Seattle and White Center in the Delridge Triangle, that plaque marks a tribute to veterans. This Veterans Day 2010 afternoon, a new flag flies over it:

It only happened with the help of a Seattle Fire Department crew, from Ladder 13.

“Mac” McElroy from nearby Mac’s Triangle Pub, who shared the photos, says someone who used to tend the flag isn’t able to do it any more, so he sought help in replacing it with a new one for Veterans Day – and SFD responded. Mac is a veteran too, by the way. And he’s trying to find out who can help get the flagpole area re-lit: “The city has been unable to help, as has the VFW. But it should be lit at night or taken down each evening.”

5 Replies to "West Seattle Veterans Day: New flag for the Delridge Triangle"

  • WSMom November 11, 2010 (4:46 pm)

    This was so neat to see. We were stopped at the stoplight as the flag went up. My son loved it! We clapped when they started raising the flag. I was actually wondering if the Fire Dept. always replaced flags on Veteran’s Day or if it was something special.

  • RG November 11, 2010 (5:59 pm)

    What’s the height to the top of the staff? Are there already spot lights installed there? We wouldn’t want to risk the flag being in darkness.

  • enviromaven November 11, 2010 (9:28 pm)


  • Rod Clark November 12, 2010 (7:56 am)

    The biggest improvement that could be made to this very nice park would be to make a way to walk into and through it from the nearby sidewalks, when walking south along Delridge or 16th toward the intersection.

    As it is, there’s a wall on the north side of the park. I’ve seen pedestrians hop over it, but that’s not possible or safe for everyone. Those guys jump over it because the brick walkways along the park’s east and west walls, where sidewalks ordinarily would be, are only about a foot wide.
    People do walk on those narrow brick walks, but again it’s not the safest thing to do. Crossing the street to avoid the 12 inch “sidewalks” involves crossing 16th Avenue from west to east in the middle of the block just south of the tavern, without a marked crosswalk in often heavy traffic. The southbound drivers on 16th don’t have much sight distance, either, to see pedestrians because of the parked cars next to the tavern.
    This is a park that I like, and I’d like it even more if it were possible to walk through it, from an entrance in the north wall. That would involve removing some bricks from the north wall to create an entrance, but it also would make walking along there safer than it is now, and make the park more enjoyable for pedestrians.

  • Ron Angeles November 12, 2010 (9:27 am)

    Please contact myself (684-7416) or Laurie Ames (684-0320) at the City of Seattle’s Department of Neighborhoods. There might be a role here where active citizens can apply to the Neighborhood Matching Fund Program to make those improvements.

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