American Legion Post 160 of West Seattle in partnership with Forest Lawn Cemetery and Funeral Home of West Seattle will be holding a service in observance of Memorial Day on May 25, 2015 at 2pm.
If you have a Gold Star Mother, from the Seattle area, who is available to represent your organization and willing give a brief speech regarding Memorial Day we would very much enjoy putting her on the schedule.
On Memorial Day I along with Kyle from the American Legion and a member of our post participated in the Memorial Day Remembrance at Forest Lawn. Read the story on the West Seattle Blog and see the video of the event below.
Seattle City Light will hold two events in May to commemorate Memorial Day. These events are sponsored by the utility’s Race and Social Justice Initiative (RSJI) Change Team. The Change Team engages employees learning opportunities that promote racial equality. The Memorial Day events are designed to educate and increase understanding of the intersection of RSJI and veterans’ experiences. The events will be held at the utilities North and South Service Centers.
Logistics: May 22, 2013, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., NSC Auditorium, 1300 N 97th St, Seattle, WA 98103
May 23, 2013, 8:00 – 9:30 a.m., SSC Multi-purpose Room, 3613 4th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98134
- Increase understanding of the intersection of RSJI and veterans’ experiences
- Honor Veterans who gave their lives in service and those who are deceased
- Conduct a flag dedication ceremony (presentation of U.S. flags flown in Afghanistan)
- Opening Remarks from Executive
- Recognition of Veterans present at the event
- Flag ceremony by Color Guard (please note that a flag that was flown in Afghanistan has been donated by the military for the event)
- Sharing of Poem for Memorial Day
Speaker: Jack Hamann, author of “On American Soil”, a book about a real-life event in Seattle’s military history that put a spotlight on racism in the military, and ultimately exonerated African-American soldiers wrongfully court-martialed for the murder of an WWII Italian POW at Ft. Lawton (now Discovery Park).
Bugle to the Colors, Presentation of Colors, guest speakers, music, laying of wreaths, rifle salute, Echo Taps, 1 p.m., Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th St., Kent (425-432-6516).
Meet Henry from Boulevard Brewing! We’ll be tapping some fun kegs and also trying out some of their great year-round beers out of bottles. $4 tasting fee, half of which goes to the VFW.
Update: The tasting went great. I want to thank all of those who attended. We raised $180 dollars to help Veterans in need. A Special thank goes out to the Beer Junction and Boulevard Brewing, without these two great companyies this would not have been a success. I snapped a few photos during the tasting.