Seattle’s Cathay Post No. 186 held a Memorial Day event at Hing Hay Park on Monday with an 18-gun “salute to the dead” from Seattle University ROTC members, a flag-raising ceremony, and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team. Speakers included U.S. Congressman Adam Smith, King County Council member Joe McDermott, and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. Color Guards from both Cathay Post and the Nisei Veterans Committee participated.
Also on Memorial Day, the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation presented a program at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, with keynote speaker Major General Kenneth R. Dahl. The ceremony was held at the Nisei War Memorial Monument.
At the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Brigadier General John M. Cho gave the Memorial Day address. (end)