West Seattle Memorial Day 2014: Traditional ceremony @ Forest Lawn

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 Replies to "West Seattle Memorial Day 2014: Traditional ceremony @ Forest Lawn"

  • BlogFan May 27, 2014 (10:50 am)

    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.

  • Silly Goose May 27, 2014 (4:49 pm)

    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.

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