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Patrick Robinson
A white dove, released on Memorial Day to symbolize peace, flew past a cross and an American flag at Forest Lawn Cemetery.

SLIDESHOW: Memorial Day celebration at Forest Lawn; A day of remembrance

The Memorial Day ceremony at Forest Lawn Cemetery on May 25 honored those who have died while in service to the nation. A group of around 70 people were welcomed by Hank Kerns of Forest Lawn.

American Legion Post #160 performed the presentation of the colors and the invocation was read by their Chaplain.

Ross Hauck sang a stirring rendition of the Star Spangled Banner (and later though not on the program read the poem "In Flanders Fields" written to honor those who died in World War I.

Remarks on the meaning and importance of the occasion were offered by John Phillips of Post #160 and Nate Hemphill Commander of Post #2713.

Echoing Taps was performed by trumpeters Pete Kirkman and Al Keith, and Ross Hauck completed the ceremony by singing America the Beautiful.

A reception followed at the Veteran's Center of West Seattle.

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