The traditional Memorial Day Parade took place at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27, 2019 in Friday Harbor. Marchers began at the San Juan County Courthouse on Court Street, continued down Second Street, turned onto Spring Street and assembled at Memorial Park (Circle Park)
Veterans representing the branches of service hold roses presented to them during a Memorial Day ceremony honoring fallen veterans at Friday Harbor's Memorial Park Monday, May 27. Matt Pranger photo
They listened to speakers including Marine veteran and former Hackett-Larson Post 163 Commander Peter DeLorenzi . The ceremony included introductions of representatives of all branches of military service.
The poem "Flanders Field" was read. Children threw flowers into the water in honor of those who died at sea.
Taps was played. The firing of the cannon closed the ceremony.
All photos by Matt Pranger