Edmonds Memorial Cemetery 2019 Memorial Day program

May 25, 2019
Photo by: Brian Soergel Memorial Day ceremonies in Edmonds begin at 11 a.m. Monday, May 27.

The 37th annual Memorial Day observance is 11 a.m. Monday, May 27, at the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 100th Avenue West and 15th Street SW.

The event is rain or shine.

Street parking is available along both 100th and 15th. Parking within the cemetery is limited to those with handicap-parking permits only. Limited seating is available.

Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs. Refreshments, including cookies provided by the Lynnwood Emblem Club No. 366, and coffee provided by Walnut Street Coffee, 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.

Cemetery Board member Jerry Janacek is master of ceremonies. This year’s theme is a “Remembering POW/MIAS.”

Program highlights include the presentation of colors, songs and music by the Kinetic Community Singers, the Edmonds-Woodway High School Brass Quintet, and piper Mike Barber.

The program will continue with the White Table Ceremony, an essay by Olivia Olson, and remarks from Edmonds Mayor Dave Earling. The program ends with a rifle salute by the Washington National Honor Guard, Camp Murray, and taps by 1st Sgt Chris Edwards.

For questions, contact Dale Hoggins at 425- 776-1543.

The Edmonds Memorial Cemetery was placed on the Washington State Register of Historic Places in 1972, and has 625 veterans interred. In honor of Memorial Day, graves of all veterans will be marked with a white cross and a miniature U.S. flag.

 

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