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On Memorial Day, a flag for every grave

May 28, 2018

An American flag for every grave marker in Seattle's Evergreen Washelli Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 

That was the mission for dozens of volunteers at 7 o'clock Monday morning. 

Veterans, scouting troops, and family of service members scooped up their flags and started walking the rows, planting one U.S. flag for each white marble gravestone. 

Over 5000 times, in all.


The volunteers included Michelle Danner whose father is buried at Evergreen Washelli, Allen Rickert and his two sons in Boy Scouts, Grace Bartelheimer and her mother Heather, Raymond Sismaet who served in the Marine Corps, Cherryl Dougherty, and Navy veteran Cory Fox.