Reminder: Edmonds Cemetery to host 2013 Memorial Day ceremony Monday

Graves of all the veterans will be marked with a white cross and a miniature U.S. flag.
Graves of all the veterans will be marked with a white cross and a miniature U.S. flag.

Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board invite the public to attend the 31st Annual Memorial Day Observance on Monday, May 27, at 11a.m. Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium is located at 100th Avenue West and 15th Street, 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 U.S. flag.

Longtime Edmonds resident and Cemetery Board Member, Dale Hoggins is Master of Ceremonies. This year we 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.

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