January 2011

Black History Remembrance Service

Evergreen Washelli invites you to our Fourth Annual Black History Remembrance Event on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at 3:00pm, at the Evergreen Washelli Chapel in Seattle. A special Ecumenical inter-faith ceremony will be conducted where guests will have the opportunity to light candles and present floral offerings to their beloved departed.

Special Guest Speaker Dr. Robert R. Gary Sr. PhD. Special music presentation by the Inspirational Choir of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Seattle and Soloist, Dr. Gladys Hardy.

Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres provided by Catfish Corner.

85th Annual Memorial Day Service

On Monday, May 30th, 2011, Evergreen Washelli will host our Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service.  Please join us as we honor America’s fallen and salute the flags on our “Avenue of Colors”. 

Keynote speaker to be announced.  There will be performances by soloist Maria Kesovija, as well as the Seattle Pacific University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps.  The concert begins at 1:30pm and the ceremony will commence at 2:00pm.

Following the Memorial Day Commemorative Service, we invite you to attend a guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care. 

Don't miss folk Singer/Songwriter Bobby Long in Seattle!

English folk singer/songwriter Bobby Long will be returning to Seattle on the first leg of his "A Winter Tale" Tour! His first official album, "A Winter Tale," from ATO Records, will be released on 1 February 2011. 

Bobby grew up in Calne, England, and moved to London at the age of 19 to pursue a career in music. By chance a friend of his used a song he co-wrote with another friend in a Hollywood indie film that became a massive hit. Bobby began gaining recognition on the merits of his music and, after selling out many shows on two extensive tours of America and parts of Canada, he moved to New York City to continue his career. He has spent the better part of the last two years on the road, playing his music for devoted fans and new listeners.

Memorial Day Guided Veterans Tour

 On Monday, May 30, 2011, Evergreen Washelli will host our 85th Annual Memorial Day Commemorative Service. Following the ceremony, we invite you to attend a guided tour of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery and learn about the remarkable lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care.

Our guide will be David Bloch, son of Orville Emil Bloch, Medal of Honor recipient.

David will guide us through the history of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, as well as teach us about the stories of Private William C. Horton, Captain Vesa Alakulppi, PFC Lewis Albanese, PFC William Kenzo Nakamura, 2nd LT Robert Ronald Leisy, Coxswain Harry Delmar Fadden, and of course Colonel Orville Emil Bloch.