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Local cemeteries honor veterans on Memorial Day

Warm weather, warm memories.

It was a perfect combination for those who gathered at La Conner area cemeteries on Memorial Day to honor deceased veterans and departed loved ones.

A large sun-splashed crowd at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery was greeted by Rev. Don Robinson, who said the occasion was an opportunity to embrace both the past and future.

“We look back with gratitude,” he said, “for those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. We’ve inherited much and have much for which to be grateful.

“We can also look ahead,” added Robinson, a La Conner High alum, “to the legacy and inheritan...


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