VFW essay winner receives standing ovation on Memorial Day
Last updated 6/2/2016 at Noon
Warning that apathy is a crippling disease that is killing love of country, an Edmonds-Woodway High School sophomore received a standing ovation at the Edmonds Memorial Day ceremony after delivering her winning essay.
As the winner of the Edmonds Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8870 Voices for Democracy essay contest, Olson recited her essay, “My Vision for the Future of America,” at the May 31 Memorial Day service at Edmonds Cemetery.
Olson said her essay is about apathy and its ramifications in today’s society. She described a rainy Tuesday to the audience, when she and her clas...