Memorial Day Ceremony
Monday, May 31, 2021
We begin Memorial Day at 11:00 am at the Anderson Cemetery, where the American Legion Post #92 continues their tradition of honoring the veterans who are buried there.
At noon, we will close 102nd Ave. NW from 271st to 272nd, and we will set up chairs in front of the SAHS Veterans Memorial. The Cookie Mill will have cookies and hot drinks available and Ed Pearson will be performing live music.
There will be an art and military exhibit on the first floor of the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center highlighting the life and work of Fred Pilkington. On the second floor there will be an exhibit on the Von Moos family tradition of placing flags on veterans graves at Anderson Cemetery. There will also be an exhibit on Bob Neale of the Flying Tigers, who was Camano’s Ace of Aces.
At 1:00pm, service flags will march up 102nd Ave. to the south entrance of the Memorial. We will welcome the veterans and make announcements. Then everyone will stand for the presentation of the U.S. flag, the National Anthem, the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer by Pastor Scott Brents.
Ed Pearson will play service songs and all service flags will be posted. Richard Hanks will read a story from his book and Dave Hayes & Tracey Meck will read all of the 50 names of our local fallen heroes. Mary Pilkington will carry the POW/MIA flag and post it and Ed Pearson will play God Bless America. The American Legion Post #92 will perform a 21-gun salute and Samuel Stanton will play Taps.
After the ceremony we will continue to have cookies and drinks, the exhibits will re-open until 3:00pm and Richard Hanks will be selling and signing his book on our fallen heroes for $21.00 (cash or check please) with all proceeds going to the Veterans Memorial.