Monday Memorial Day May 28th
1 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Official Dedication of Stanwood’s Community Veterans Memorial
May 28, 2018 will mark the dedication of Stanwood’s Community Veterans Memorial in conjunction with the national holiday. The Memorial is located on the campus of the Stanwood Area Historical Society at 27130 102nd Ave. NW, adjacent to the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center. The event begins at 1 p.m.
The schedule for the ceremony is:
Welcome – SAHS President
American Legion Posts Colors
Pledge of Allegiance
Blessing – Pastor Scott (Camano Lutheran Church)
Post Service Flags
Keynote Address – Mike Ballard
Reading of the names of the Fallen
Stanwood Middle School Band – God Bless America
21 Gun Salute
Keynote speaker Mike Ballard served six years in the military. He was a member of the 101st Airborne in Vietnam where his awards included a Silver Star and Bronze Star with Oak Leaf cluster. After the service he joined the Seattle Police Department and worked as a patrol office and teacher at the Police Academy for almost 30 years. The names of all the 49 fallen honored on the Veterans Memorial will be read aloud following Mike’s comments. This dedication is the culmination of years of planning, fund raising and construction.
The Historical Society would like to offer our sincere appreciation to those businesses and professionals who so generously provided financial or in-kind assistance in the building of the Memorial. They include in part:
Designs NW–Dan Nelson and Jayme Zold
Consultant Kevin Weiderstrom
The Crab Cracker–Jim and Malynda Shipley
Taylor’s Excavators–Harry Taylor
Stanwood Redi-Mix—Ken Christoferson & Eric Flones
Island Masonry Co.–Bruce Aalmo
Structural Engineer Chris Nickerson
Running Construction– Dan Runnings
Blue Chip Concrete– Shawn Wiles
Mad’s Electric– Chuck Suffern
Lenz Enterprises– Jason Lenz
Apollo Concrete Sawing– Gordon Oglesby
Gene’s Well Drilling– Gene Hitt
Alpine Communications Systems– Stan Labore
Members are encouraged to help with the event and bring cookies or cupcakes.
For more information, call 360-629-6110, e-mail SAHSRH2@aol.com or follow us on Facebook.