At 11:00 AM we begin our observation of Memorial Day This year it is on May 31st at 11:00 am.
Location: Beginning at the Anderson Cemetery, where the American Legion continues their tradition of honoring the Veterans who are buried there. (7630 Pioneer Hwy
NOON ~ At noon, we move to Stanwood and SAHS will close 102nd Ave. NW from 271st to 272nd Street,
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. (COVID19 Guidelines will be observed with masks and social distancing)
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.
1:00 PM ~ At 1:00pm, the ceremony begins and 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, followed by the reading of all 50 names. Mary Pilkington will carry the POW/MIA flag and post, Ed Pearson will play God Bless America and Samuel Stanton will play Taps. The American Legion Post #92 will perform a 21-gun salute.
When the program is over we will continue to have cookies and drinks, the exhibits will be 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 Memorial.
Memorial Day is celebrated annually on the last Monday in May.