Story of an Everett Soldier for Memorial Day

May 29, 2017


I set out today to take the perfect Memorial Day photo. At sunrise I was at Evergreen Cemetery where flags had been placed at the gravestones of all of the service members. Try as I might I just couldn’t get that “perfect” shot.

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A solitary flag at Evergreen Memorial.


Flags line the driveways around Evergreen Memorial.

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There will be a special Memorial Day Program today at 11:00 AM

When I got back home Rye Barcott had sent me some information about a man from Everett who enlisted in WWII. His name was Anthony Barcott and he owned a paint and wallpaper store with his brother Frank on Hoyt Avenue.

Barcott grew up in Everett’s Slavic community. When America entered the war, the brothers chose who would enlist and who would keep the store. Since Anthony was unmarried, he enlisted in the Army, after which he was sent to anti-aircraft training.

He was killed on July 28th, 1944 in France. He is buried at the Normandy American Cemetery. For all of us in Everett, maybe this is the perfect Memorial Day photo.

You can read a tribute to Tony Barcott in Time Magazine in a thoughtful piece authored by Rye Barcott .

To all of our veterans from Everett and beyond. Thank you for your service. – Leland Dart, Publisher

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