Pleasant Ridge, Swinomish Memorial Day services honor enduring legacies
May 31, 2023
The past intersected with present and future during Memorial Day services at two local cemeteries Monday morning.
The memories of departed veterans, pioneers and tribal members were honored during separate programs at Pleasant Ridge and Swinomish cemeteries, each of which also stressed the blessings of freedoms enjoyed today and offered words of wisdom and optimism going forward.
"We remember with thanks our loved ones who are buried here," Rev. Don Robinson said in remarks at Pleasant Ridge, the oldest cemetery in Skagit County. "We remember the pioneers who came to this area in hope of...