Images From Homeless Memorial Day Vigil On Longest Night Of The Year In Everett

December 21, 2018



A name is spoken, a bell rings, the empty chair remains.


A hat removed in respect, a candle lit in remembrance.


A Mayor listens.


A trumpeter plays taps


A shared voice on a long, cold night.

36 times a name was spoken.

36 times a bell rang.

An empty chair with an American flag.

Candles flickering in a frigid breeze.

Words of remembrance, hope, sadness, resolution.

Voices raised in song.

A solo trumpeter playing taps.

A tear down a cheek.

A nearly full moon shrouded by clouds.

50 people gathered to remember.

More than half that number gone without a place to call home in the last 12 months.

Veterans saluting lost brothers and sisters in arms.

A prayer, a call to action, a realization the problem has worsened.

Vows to remember, honor and never stop working to end homelessness here.

Editor’s note: Thanks to the Homeless Veterans Committee of Snohomish County for putting this event on every December 21st. If you know of a Veteran who is homeless or needs assistance click here or call 2-1-1.

If you or someone you know is not a veteran but needs assistance with housing, mental health or substance issues click here to reach the Snohomish County Human Services Department.

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