Reverent removal for Orlando sympathy sash/banner @ Alki Statue of Liberty

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

About an hour before sunset at Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza tonight, West Seattleite Samuella Samaniego reverently removed the Orlando sympathy sash and banner she had placed on the statue five days earlier.


With Kevin J. Auld piping (hear him in this video clip), it became a simple, solemn ceremony.



Hundreds signed what became a two-piece banner after its earlier removal and return; Sam says she will be sending the messages off to Orlando, where six days now have passed since 49 people were killed.

6 Replies to "Reverent removal for Orlando sympathy sash/banner @ Alki Statue of Liberty"

  • Beckyjo June 18, 2016 (4:04 am)

    The video clip is not available.

    • WSB June 18, 2016 (5:08 am)

      Fixed, thanks.

  • JayDee June 18, 2016 (8:47 am)

    Thanks to Kevin and Samuellla for a touching tribute to the lives lost and people wounded in this hideous tragedy. 

  • AceMotel June 18, 2016 (9:17 am)

    The third photo, piper and sunset, is wonderful.

  • Heather June 18, 2016 (9:57 am)

    Thank   you so much, Sam. You’ve done a beautiful  to bring our community together to help the Orlando community.

  • Julianne Farmer June 19, 2016 (7:20 am)

    Beautiful tribute. Thanks.

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