Lynnwood honors fallen heroes

The Boy Scouts of American Troop 49 explained the significance of a veterans casket flag in the Flag Ceremony during the Lynnwood Memorial Day program Monday at Veterans Park.

Despite a steady drizzle, a large crowd attended Monday’s Lynnwood Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Park.

The Northwest Junior Pipe Band opened the ceremony with two selections and was followed by a welcome address from City Council President Loren Simonds and the Pledge of Allegiance by VFW Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani. Past Lynnwood councilmember and VFW Post 1040 chaplain George Janecke gave the invocation.

In addition to the Northwest Junior Pipe Band, country recording artist Garrett Lloyd King, VFW Post 1040 bugler Glenn Ledbetter, Woodinville High School Band lead trumpetor Josiah Chupik and VFW Post 1040 Piper Ray Colby performed.

Boy Scouts of America Troop 49 explained the meaning of a veterans casket flag in the Flag Ceremony and Lynnwood American Legion Post 37 and World War II Army veteran Bill Endicott and Lynnwood VFW Post 040 World War II Marine Corps Art Clemente did the Laying of Wreaths.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Honor Guard performed the rifle salute and the Nile Honor Guards was present with flags.

The Laying of the Wreaths was performed by three veterans.


WFW Post 1040 Piper Ray Colby played God Bless America.


The Northwest Junior Piper Band played at the Lynnwood Memorial Day program.
Country recording artist Garret Lloyd Kind sang at the Lynnwood Memorial Day program.
A mother and daughter attended the Lynnwood Memorial Day program.
The Nile Honor Guard displayed flags at the Lynnwood Memorial Day program.


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