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La Conner residents recall history at Memorial Day services

Busy lives paused Monday as local residents took time to reflect on the past during annual Memorial Day services at two area cemeteries.

Somber holiday programs drew large turnouts to the Pleasant Ridge and Swinomish Indian Tribal Community cemeteries despite cloudy and chilly conditions.

Rev. Don Robinson and Anne Basye keynoted the one-hour gathering at Pleasant Ridge, site of the oldest cemetery in Skagit County and where the accomplishments and sacrifices of veterans, pioneers and Native Americans were recognized.

Tribal Senator Brian Porter served as master of ceremonies at the multi-deno...

 

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