Friday, May 23, 2008

Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade and Commemoration
Monday, May 26, 10am.
Memorial Day Parade 2006 ~ Photo Sharon Kivisto

For over 80 years, Hacket Larson Post 163 of the American Legion and town citizens have commemorated those who have died in war for the nation, with a parade and waterfront ceremony at the town’s Memorial Park. This annual event hasn’t changed much over time. The town and island visitors turn out to watch as Veterans of World War II, the Korean and Viet Nam wars, and others more recently returned from the Middle East; Pig War re-enactors from the San Juan Island National Historical Park’s Company D; and local Boy Scouts and school children—all participate to create a touching and authentic memorial event. The parade takes places along the first two blocks of Spring Street, but the best viewing locations are on the waterfront at Memorial Park, the first monument erected in Washington to honor those who died in WWI. For more information about this event call 360.378.5705.

Link to: American Legion Hackett Larson Post 163
Link to: More photos by Sharon Kivisto on San Juan Islander

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