War dead honored

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U.S. Rep. Adam Smith and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara stand at attention as members of Cathay Post 186 display flags in Hing Hay Park. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Seattle’s Cathay Post No. 186 held a Memorial Day event at Hing Hay Park on Monday with an 18-gun “salute to the dead” from Seattle University ROTC members, a flag-raising ceremony, and a performance by the Seattle Chinese Drill Team. Speakers included U.S. Congressman Adam Smith, King County Council member Joe McDermott, and King County Assessor Lloyd Hara. Color Guards from both Cathay Post and the Nisei Veterans Committee participated.

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CDT Ernesto Noceda, commander of the Seattle University ROTC Color Guard heads up the rest of the guard, who are Cadets Huang, Milat, Hoffer, Whang, Firn, and Daffon. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

Also on Memorial Day, the Nisei Veterans Committee Foundation presented a program at Lakeview Cemetery in Seattle, with keynote speaker Major General Kenneth R. Dahl. The ceremony was held at the Nisei War Memorial Monument.

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From left, Cathay Post 186 members Tom Lenhing and Bill Chin; Nisei Veterans Committee members Bruce Inaba and Les Higa, and Cathy Post members Cal Fung, Lip Mar, Milton Wan, and Jackson Chan. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

At the Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Brigadier General John M. Cho gave the Memorial Day address.  (end)

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