West Seattle Memorial Day: Junction flags in place, with volunteers’ help

(WSB photos by Patrick Sand)

Volunteers of all ages joined in a holiday tradition, helping American Legion Post 160 deck the West Seattle Junction with flags. They included Scouts from Troop 282 and firefighters from Station 32:

The volunteers gathered at the northeast corner of California/Alaska, and that’s also where you are welcome to meet up at 5 pm to help take them down.

In the meantime, the Stars and Stripes are lining the heart of “downtown West Seattle”:

It is a busy day for Post 160, with the 2 pm Memorial Day service at Forest Lawn (6701 30th SW; WSB sponsor) and a community cookout afterward, starting at 3:15 pm (3618 SW Alaska) – you are welcome at both!

5 Replies to "West Seattle Memorial Day: Junction flags in place, with volunteers' help"

  • MemorialOne May 28, 2018 (10:41 am)

    Much appreciation to Post 160 for enabling – raising the colors over the junction.I would like the opportunity to sponsor raising a flag from Memorial Day through Labor Day much like the flower baskets.Please consider organizing and hosting a new option to participate in our community.

  • Ed Slope May 28, 2018 (11:07 am)

    Thank you veterans! Well done volunteers.

  • Julia May 28, 2018 (1:44 pm)

    Thank you to all the volunteers! I’d hate to lose this tradition and I’m sad that I’m unable to help.

  • 98126res May 28, 2018 (3:36 pm)

    The Memorial Day Service today at Forest Lawn was amazing today… so appreciate that such a wonderful event is right in our backyard.  Perfect weather, veterans, peaceful cemetery, nice crowd, touching speeches, live music, scouts, flags, doves, surrounded by the Best Heroes all around.  Next year should be a goal to double or triple the crowd for this event!  Thank you to everyone who put it together.

    • WSB May 28, 2018 (3:59 pm)

      We’ll have video and a story up later.

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