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Seattle City Light Honors Fallen Heroes at Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies

On May 23, Seattle City Light employees gathered for our annual Memorial Day Flag Raising Ceremony. Dozens of employees met to pay their respects to the servicemembers who died serving in the United States Armed Forces. This annual tradition holds special value for City Light employees, many of whom have served in the military.

Interim General Manager and CEO Dawn Lindell kicked off the ceremony at the North Service Center. She shared a message emphasizing safety and expressed gratitude for the day’s volunteers. At the South Service Center, Director Bill Devereaux led the proceedings, which included a poignant reading of John McCrae’s poem “In Flanders Fields.”

Both events featured a Presentation of Colors by the Naval Junior Officers Training Corps Color Guards. Everett High School cadets at North; Liberty High School cadets at South. 

The ceremonies concluded on a reflective note. Electrical Construction & Maintenance Supervisor Tomas Todd at North and Field Operations Supervisor Ed Hill (pictured below) at South shared the deeper meaning of Memorial Day, reminding us of the bravery and selflessness of those in uniform.

“And that is what Memorial Day is all about—to be thankful that such brave men and women have lived, and to pay tribute to those heroic patriots who bravely rose up and fought for something greater than themselves, protecting a home to which they never returned.”  

Memorial Day will be observed across the United States on Monday, May 27. Across our utility, over 120 employees have served, representing all five branches of the military. We appreciate their service and sacrifice.