June 14 is Flag Day – Do Something Nice for a Veteran
On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park we celebrate Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the United States flag in 1777. The American flag flies free – a unifying symbol of our nation that soars proudly above our homes, camp sites, small businesses, corporate offices, hospitals and schools. The U.S. Flag Code states that the flag “when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
The beautiful grounds of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park serve as the final resting place for some of Seattle’s most influential and memorable figures, including the Denny party who arrived on Alki beach over 150 years ago, as well as many of our area veterans.
Evergreen Washelli is in need of 5’ x 9 ½’ flags for The Avenue of Colors in our Veterans Memorial Cemetery. You may donate by: bringing in a flag for donation, donating any dollar amount towards a new flag, or donating $70 for a new flag in memory of a loved one. If you wish to donate a flag or funds to purchase them, please contact Brenda Spicer at 206.362.5200. You may also donate flags for retirement on Flag Day.
Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park
11111 Aurora Ave North
Seattle, WA 98133