The historical monument, a memorial to those young men of Edmonds School District No. 15 who lost their lives to war, is getting a new home. On Thursday morning, workers removed the monument from outside the Edmonds Historical Museum on 5th Avenue, to relocate it to the Edmonds Memorial Cemetery and Columbarium at 820 15th St. According to historian Betty Lou Gaeng, the monument will be rededicated during Edmonds’ annual Memorial Day ceremony, which will be held at the cemetery.
In a follow-up email, Gaeng said: “Dale Hoggins and I worked hard for the past several years to have this piece of South Snohomish County history relocated to a new and permanent home. Back in 1948, the memorial to our school district’s lost servicemen was first dedicated on Memorial Day of that year. Since that time the memorial has had several homes. This fourth home at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery should be its final one. It is especially fitting to have this bit of our history located at our historical cemetery–it is here that several of the young men whose names are etched into its stone face are buried. During this year’s Memorial Day services at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, we will not only be honoring our fallen veterans, we will be rededicating this memorial to them.”
(Photos & Text courtesy Edmonds Historical Museum & MyEdmondsNews.com)