Homeless Memorial Day Vigil Friday Evening In Everett

December 19, 2018

Events in Everett

This is the 10th year for the Vigil For Homeless Memorial event in Everett.


A photo from the vigil in 2015 as names were read of those who had died on Snohomish County streets.

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, Snohomish County’s Veterans Homelessness Committee will be holding the Homeless Memorial Day Vigil at the county’s outdoor amphitheater, beginning at 5:15 p.m. On this day, communities around our nation gather together to remember and honor those that have died in various stages of homelessness: on the streets, in their vehicles, in tents, or any other place they could lay their head. As cities and towns across the United States face issues with the lack of affordable housing, the opioid epidemic, and many more barriers to safe housing, this annual event continues to grow in meaning.

This year’s program, as in the previous nine years, will feature a remembrance of all who have passed, as well as a special veterans’ salute to those who have served our country. Representatives from the County and City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin will provide remarks in tribute to those neighbors no longer with us. Naval Station Everett color guard personnel will present the American Flag, joined by the Snohomish County Music Project, as well as others who work directly with those suffering homelessness. The amphitheater is located outdoors, in front of the Drewel Building at 3000 Rockefeller Ave in Everett, and is held regardless of the weather.

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