Edmonds Memorial Cemetery announces Memorial Day observance program
Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board cordially invite the public to attend the 31st Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27, at 11 a.m.
Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Ave. W and 15th St. SW, one block north of the Westgate QFC.
The event will take place rain or shine and is approximately one hour long.
Street parking is available along 100th Avenue West and 15th Avenue.
Parking within the cemetery is limited to those with handicap-parking permits only. Limited seating is available.
Guests are encouraged to bring their own folding chairs. Refreshments, including cookies provided by the Lynnwood Emblem Club #366 and coffee provided by Walnut Street Coffee and Waterfront Coffee Co., will be served after the program.
Visitors are also invited to stroll the cemetery grounds and take a self-guided tour using one of the cemetery’s walking maps.
The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery was placed on the Washington State Register of Historic Places in 1972 and has over 400 veterans interred.
In honor of Memorial Day graves of all veterans will be marked with a white cross and a miniature US flag.
Longtime Edmonds resident and Cemetery Board Member, Dale Hoggins is Master of Ceremonies. This year they are paying tribute to Korean War veterans and honoring Purple Heart recipients.
Tom Hallums, member of the VFW Post #8870 and a Korean conflict veteran, will share his story.
In addition to Tom Hallum’s story other program highlights include:
The Presentation of Colors, songs and music by the Edmonds Woodway High School Vocal Volunteers and Brass Quintet, bagpipes by Mike Barber, Olivia Olson reading her award winning VFW essay and remarks by Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling.
The program ends with a rifle salute and “Taps” by the Washington National Honor Guard - Camp Murray.
For questions please contact Dale Hoggins, Cemetery Board Member at 425-776-1543.