The American Legion Colin Hyde Post 172 of Bainbridge Island is honored to invite the community to join its annual Memorial Day Observances , this year on Monday, May 29, 2023 at 11:30am. Legionnaires, Auxiliary, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and local veterans will gather to pay homage to the brave servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
This solemn ceremony will take place at the Veterans Memorial at Bainbridge High School, located at 9330 NE High School Road, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. We will start congregating by the track entrance at 11:30am. In the spirit of remembrance, attendees will hear from Colin Hyde Post 172 Commander Gary Sakuma and Bainbridge Island Mayor Brenda Fantroy-Johnson, who will share their reflections on this meaningful day.
In a poignant tribute to our fallen heroes, the ceremony will include a reading of the names of those we have lost, concluding with the solemn playing of taps.
After the ceremony, all attendees are cordially invited to continue the observance at the Colin Hyde Post 172 Legion Hall located at 7880 NE Bucklin Hill Rd, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110. There, we will unite in solidarity and camaraderie, honoring the memory of those who have served and sacrificed.
Ahead of Memorial Day, on the morning of Saturday, May 27, Legionnaires and local Boy and Girl Scouts will also decorate the graves of all known veterans with flags at three Bainbridge Island cemeteries (Kane, Port Blakely, and Seabold) plus the St. Barnabas and the Bethany Lutheran columbarium. The flags will be removed the following Saturday, June 3rd, after families have had a chance to remember their loved ones.
We encourage everyone in the community to join us on this day of remembrance and gratitude, as we pay respects to our fallen service members, connect with local veterans, and acknowledge the role they have played in our history.