Lynnwood commemorates fallen veterans at Memorial Day ceremony

Two Marines escorted Myra Rintamaki, mother of Cpl. Stephen Rintamaki, U.S. Marine Corps, who was killed in action in Iraq on Sept. 16, 2004.
Two Marines escorted Myra Rintamaki (center), mother of Cpl. Stephen Rintamaki, US Marine Corps, during the Laying of the Wreaths at Lynnwood’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Veterans Park. Cpl. Stephen Rintamaki was killed in action in Iraq on Sept. 16, 2004. (Photos by David Pan)
World War II veterans Bill Endicott (US Army), Art Clemente (UW Marine Corps), Ray Colby (Ray Colby) and Fred Ensslin (US Navy) and US Navy Veteran John Beam participated in the Laying of the Wreaths.
World War II veterans Bill Endicott (US Army), Art Clemente (UW Marine Corps), Ray Colby (Ray Colby), Fred Ensslin (US Navy) and US Navy Veteran John Beam participated in the Laying of the Wreaths.
Brig. General Raymond Coffey, USAR/WSG/USAVR, spoke at Lynnwood's Memorial Day ceremony.
Brig. General Raymond Coffey, USAR/WSG/USAVR, addressed the crowd at Lynnwood’s Memorial Day ceremony.
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band performed at Lynnwood's Memorial Day ceremony.
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band performed at Lynnwood’s Memorial Day ceremony.
Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith spoke at Lynnwood's Memorial Day ceremony.
Lynnwood Mayor Nicola Smith spoke at Lynnwood’s Memorial Day ceremony.
A U.S. Marine holds a wreath.
A U.S. Marine holds a wreath.
U.S. Army Veteran Gordon Hynd gave the Invocation.
U.S. Army Veteran Gordon Hynd gave the Invocation.
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band led the Entrance Procession.
The Northwest Junior Pipe Band led the Entrance Procession.
Two wreaths honored fallen veterans.
Three wreaths honored fallen veterans.
Former City Councilman Jim Smith sang God Bless America and Ballard of the Green Berets.
Former City Councilmember Jim Smith sang God Bless America and Ballard of the Green Berets.
  1. Beautiful photos! This was a very impressive ceremony–without a doubt, the best one Veterans Park has seen. Thank you Mayor Nicola Smith for taking part in the honoring of our fallen young men and women.

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