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Memorial Day 2009

Posted in assignment work, editorial work, news, Washington by bermanphotos on May 26, 2009

It is rare in Seattle that Memorial Day is a sunny day. Normally, and historically, it is a rainy and somehow cold day. This year was different as temperatures soared into the mid-70s. Why mention the weather? When people are enjoying the weather it changes how they perceive the seriousness of the day. It was a day in the sun, as much as it was a day of memorializing those lost to war and those still fighting in it.

I covered two Memorial Day ceremonies this year, a small-town feeling one in the suburb of Edmonds, and another larger ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle.

The Edmonds one:

A large audience is seen viewed through a flag-covered window overlooking the Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A large audience is seen viewed through a flag-covered window overlooking the Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Boy Scouts Joshua Ullerich, left, and Aidan Putaansuu wait to march during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Boy Scouts Joshua Ullerich, left, and Aidan Putaansuu wait to march during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Roger Oliver takes in the event festivities during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Roger Oliver takes in the event festivities during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Boy Scouts William Moloney, left, and Will Schaefer look at a headstone before the start of a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Boy Scouts William Moloney, left, and Will Schaefer look at a headstone before the start of a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

L-R, Washington National Honor Guard members Spcl. Christopher Wallstrom, Sgt. Kapetini Frost, and Spcl. Garison Lang are lead by Ssg. Nicholas Holmes in a rifle salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

L-R, Washington National Honor Guard members Spcl. Christopher Wallstrom, Sgt. Kapetini Frost, and Spcl. Garison Lang are lead by Ssg. Nicholas Holmes in a rifle salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Veterans salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Veterans salute during a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Men stand in observance at a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Men stand in observance at a Memorial Day ceremony at Edmonds Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

The Seattle one:

Army veteran James Lumsden puts his hand on his father Daniel's headstone before a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Army veteran James Lumsden puts his hand on his father Daniel's headstone before a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Visitors look out over the rows of headstones during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Visitors look out over the rows of headstones during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Marine Corp. veteran Zak Taylor looks out over the rows of headstones before a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Marine Corp. veteran Zak Taylor looks out over the rows of headstones before a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Members of the Lake City Emblem Club get some shade thanks to patriotic umbrellas before participating in a march at a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Members of the Lake City Emblem Club get some shade thanks to patriotic umbrellas before participating in a march at a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Fire Department probationary officer Jerry Jordan climbs up the firetruck ladder to tie on the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Seattle Fire Department probationary officer Jerry Jordan climbs up the firetruck ladder to tie on the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Audience members stand during a  Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Audience members stand during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Sue Paulson is comforted by her husband Ben during a  Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Sue Paulson is comforted by her husband Ben during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A man clasps his hands in prayer during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

A man clasps his hands in prayer during a Memorial Day ceremony at Washelli Cemetery in Seattle Monday May 25, 2009. Photo by Daniel Berman/SeattlePI.com

Thanks for looking!

Daniel

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  1. Memorial Day 2009 « Evergreen Washelli said, on October 23, 2009 at 10:02 am

    […] Daniel Berman joined us on Memorial Day to capture the celebration of remembrance. Army veteran James Lumsden [Left] puts his hand on his […]

  2. […] news by bermanphotos on May 30, 2010 Seattle’s Evergreen Washelli Cemetary used one of my Memorial Day photos on their blog to showcase their annual ceremony. The photo was originally made for The Shoreline […]


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