WEST SEATTLE MEMORIAL DAY 2017: Invitations from American Legion Post 160

From American Legion Post 160 in The Triangle, as Memorial Day nears, a set of invitations:

(WSB file photo)

POPPIES: Post 160 will distribute poppies at West Seattle Thriftway (4201 SW Morgan; WSB sponsor) 10 am-4 pm Saturday and Sunday (May 27-28). The backstory:

On September 27, 1920, the poppy became the official flower of The American Legion family to memorialize the soldiers who fought and died during the war. In 1924, the distribution of poppies became a national program of The American Legion.

Each year, members of The American Legion family, led by the American Legion Auxiliary, distribute poppies with a request that the person receiving the flower make a donation to support the future of veterans, active-duty military personnel and their families with medical and financial needs.

(WSB photo from 2016)

MEMORIAL DAY FLAGS IN THE JUNCTION: They go up at 9 am Monday and come down at 5 pm:

Community members of all ages are welcome to help put up and take down the flags at 9 am and 5 pm. Volunteers are requested to meet on the northeast corner of California and Alaska.


MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY: 2-3 pm at Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Cemetery (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor), and you are invited to attend:

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America. The ceremony will be conducted at the flag pole in the cemetery. Free parking can be found at the Forest Lawn office across the street.

After the ceremony, join American Legion Post 160 at its home, 3618 SW Alaska St, for a complimentary community cookout from 3:15 – 5 PM.

1 Reply to "WEST SEATTLE MEMORIAL DAY 2017: Invitations from American Legion Post 160"

  • Raye May 29, 2017 (2:44 am)

    Thank you for your service, veterans! Your courage and patriotism are truly an inspiration. It saddens me that our president has no respect for veterans – he lied about donating to a vets’ group, and just as bad, he had the gall to say John McCain was not a war hero. While Trump was out partying, McCain was going through hell, including torture and starvation, in a North Vietnamese prison (aka “The Hanoi Hilton”). His captors would have released him earlier, but he opted to stay with his men, and not to make a false “confession” to free himself.

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