American Legion Post 245 hosted a ceremony honoring those who have fallen in service to our country on Memorial Day at American Legion Park in Poulsbo.
The ceremony was small with just about 30 people in attendance. It was opened with a prayer and the singing of the National Anthem, by those in attendance.
Poulsbo Mayor Becky Erickson spoke, recognizing its history and significance of the day, as well as noting that this was the first public ceremony she had spoken at in over a year because of COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.
Cmdr. Rich Nugent presided over the day’s event and a bell was rung by Daniel Phillips to honor all those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country, with a specific mention of those that were members of the American Legion Post 245 who have passed on in the last year.
American Legion Park overlooks Liberty Bay and was donated to the city by World War I veteran Selmar H.T. Myerboe. In 2019 American Legion Post 245 and other volunteers worked with the cty to convert the land from a parking lot to a park honoring local men and women who have served in the armed forces.