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On Memorial Day: Honoring sacrifice May 25

 

Last updated 6/4/2020 at 12:55pm

Brian Soergel

There was no ceremony in 2020 due to the coronavirus, but cemetery sexton Cliff Edwards and crew placed white crosses around the grounds and columbarium to honor and remember all those who served.

For decades, families, friends, and neighbors have stood shoulder to shoulder at the Edmonds Cemetery, enduring the rain or relishing the sun, with red poppies sprouting from their buttonholes and American flags demarcating the graves of the fallen heroes resting below their feet.

Bagpipes, brass, and rifle shots echo as a reverent audience bows its head in remembrance, prayer, and respect. This ceremony, with its herculean task to pay homage to the ultimate sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, has annually provided our city with an opportunity to appreciate the blessings of liberty...



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