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.