Memorial Day 2013
Call to Community Celebration

On May 27, 2013, approximately 200 people gathered at the Tree of Life in Victor Steinbrueck Park to celebrate a Call to Community with the Homeless Remembrance Project.   The event began with a brief and moving ceremony, followed by music, food, and mingling.

Presiders were Rev Pat Simpson, United Methodist Church, Father Paul Magnano, Christ Our Hope Chapel, and Joanne Engquist, Gethsemane Lutheran.
Food was provided by Uli’s Sausages, Mt Townsend Creamery/The Tasting Room, Tom Douglas’s Etta’s Seafood, and the WHEEL Women’s Empowerment Center.
Music was provided by Market Busker Dee Barlot, and a young-people’s trio on violin who did “The Star Spangled Banner” on violins.
Betty Williamson smudges with sage before the ceremony.

Betty Williamson smudges with sage before the ceremony.

Gathering around the Tree.

Gathering around the Tree.

Gathering around the Tree.

Gathering around the Tree.

Gathering around the Tree.

Gathering around the Tree.

Ceremony.

Ceremony.

Claiming the stones.

Claiming the stones.

Claiming the stones.

Claiming the stones.

Tree of Life

Tree of Life

Given to the Citizens of Seattle by the Homeless Remembrance Project.

Given to the Citizens of Seattle by the Homeless Remembrance Project.

Food.

Food.

And more food.

And more food.

Pat Simpson & Martha McLaughlin.

Pastors Pat Simpson & Marcia McLaughlin.

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