May 22, 2015
NEW — 6 a.m. May 22, 2015
The community is invited to honor its veterans at a special Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. May 25.
(On Saturday, May 23, the VFW and Troop 709 will decorate veteran graves with flags and crosses at 9 a.m., rain or shine. The public is invited help.)
The Issaquah Veterans of Foreign Wars will again produce the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. The cemetery is between Mountain Park Boulevard and West Sunset Way — just west of and above Newport Way.
State Rep. Jay Rodne will be the guest speaker. Rodne has served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for the past 20 years.
April 21, 2015
September 30, 2014
Nearly 112 years after his death, Civil War infantryman Allan Day has gotten a new gravestone, thanks to a local Boy Scout project.
Day, born in October 1831, died Nov. 7, 1902, in Issaquah. He served in Co. K, 43rd Wisconsin Infantry in the Civil War. His stone over the years had turned a dark gray, and his information was illegible.
That has happened to most of the 18 gravestones of known Civil War veterans buried in Issaquah’s Hillside Cemetery. All of them need to be replaced.
May 27, 2014
Many people came out to celebrate and remember veterans at ceremonies across the area on Memorial Day.
But the men and women who served or died in military service to their country should be remembered and honored all year.
Members of our military are still fighting and dying in remote areas all around the world.
May 20, 2014
This year’s annual Memorial Day ceremony is 10 a.m. May 26 at Hillside Cemetery.
The speaker will be Cmdr. Dave Waggoner.
Liberty High School Junior Naval ROTC will do the honor guard and color guard duties.