Everett Marks 100th Memorial Day At Evergreen Cemetery On Broadway

May 28, 2018

Everett

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A large crowd gathered for the ceremony.

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Flags began the day at half staff

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The event began with a fly-over by a B-25.

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Members of the U.S. Navy Junior ROTC presented the colors.

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An empty place at a table serves as a reminder.

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Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin introduced the speakers.

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Captain Mark Lakamp, Commander Naval Station Everett gave the keynote address.

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97-year-old Corrine Williams was recognized for her service to the Central Memorial Committee.

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Norma Rae and Bradford Pilkenton have led the ceremony for 37 years,

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U.S. Marine Junior ROTC unit from Snohomish High provided a 21-gun salute.

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Andrew Sutton played TAPS.

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At the conclusion of the ceremony the flags were raised to full staff.

Today marks the 100th time a Memorial Day Celebration organized by the Snohomish County Central Memorial Day Committee was held at Evergreen Cemetery in Everett, Washington.

The event began with a fly-by from a B-25. Colors were presented by members of the Navy Junior ROTC unit at Everett High School.

Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin acted as Master of Ceremonies and the keynote speaker was Captain Mark Lakamp, Commander of Naval Station Everett.

Members of the Junior Marine ROTC at Snohomish High School provided a 21 gun salute and taps was played by Andrew Sutton.

There were also student speakers, songs and a recognition of members of the Central Memorial Committee including 97-year-old Corrine Williams and the 37th anniversary marking leadership of the event by Bradford and Norma Rae Pilkenton. The staff of Evergreen Cemetery was also honored for 100 years of service.

Flags gracing the gravestones of all of the Veterans interred at Evergreen Cemetery were placed by local Boys Scouts, supervised by members of the Everett Elks.

Here are some MyEverettNews.com photos of today’s ceremony. Click photo to enlarge.



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