Memorial Day at Machias Cemetery

Lake Stevens Memorial Post 181 - Lake Stevens, WA

Post/Unit 181 members present the colors at the Memorial Day service at the local cemetery as the rifle squad marches to its designated location. Over 200 members of the community braved the steady rain and cool temperatures to attend the 30-minute ceremony. "To the Colors" was played to start the proceedings at noon as the U.S. Flag was briskly hoisted to full staff, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and singing of "The Star Spangled Banner." The prayer, message, and reading of the war dead was conducted by local members of Post 181. The bell tolled once for each name read. The rifle squad, consisting of active duty military alongside Legion members, delivered the 21-gun salute using M-1 rifles. Post 181 and its Auxiliary worked closely with the cemetery personnel and community to make this a meaningful day of remembrance.

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