Local Memorial Day ceremonies live once again
June 2, 2021
Monday was a Memorial Day in the La Conner area that will not soon be forgotten – and not just because of ideal weather.
The public was again able to honor sacrifices of deceased veterans with solemn ceremonies at the Pleasant Ridge and Swinomish Tribal Community cemeteries, rituals suspended in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re grateful for the opportunity to gather again,” said Rev. Don Robinson, who officiated a service under warm and sunny skies at Pleasant Ridge, the oldest cemetery in Skagit County.
“We’re here,” Robinson added, “to honor those veterans...