A Place to remember….Holyrood Cemetery

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Holyrood cemetery is located slightly off the freeway in Shoreline. It overlooks Lake Ballinger, providing it’s visitors with a magnificent view. Holyrood Cemetery dedicated on the Feast of All Saints, November 1, 1953.  It officially opened its gates on January 2, 1954. Holy Rood is a Catholic cemetery with section names like, “God’s Acre”, “Nazareth” and “City of God” The grounds are filled with beautiful statues representing Catholic icons. Holyrood is also scattered with trees of many varieties, which offer a quiet place for reflection. Holyrood is immaculately maintained by its helpful and friendly staff. It boasts not only beautiful stone monuments, but also impressive columbarium walls and a stately chapel mausoleum where mass is held in both English and Spanish. For more information about Holyrood and the service they offer, or to plan a visit to the cemetery call (206)363-8404 

Holyrood Cemetery
205 NE 205th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155 

Mass Schedule:http://www.acc-seattle.com/docs/mass%20schedule%202016.pdf

Green Burial in Snohomish County

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Woodlawn Cemetery is one of only four cemeteries in the state of Washington that has green burial options available. The green burial section of the cemetery was designated in 2009 and is endorsed by the Green Burial Council. This section of the cemetery is located just North of the office on the side of the grounds. Some of the graves are adorned with simple markers, others are more formal and some have opted to plant flowers in lieu of traditional monuments. In order to be buried in the Green section of the cemetery decedents must either be in a biodegradable casket or placed in a shroud. The cemetery does also offer biodegradable grave liners to accommodate this burial choice. With every loved one that is placed in this section, the cemetery will also plant a tree in their memory as a way of giving back to the environment. As a result, the area is scattered with youngling trees that will continue to grow with the cemetery.
For more information about the Green Burial options available at Woodlawn call (360) 568-5560.



Our local Veteran’s Center-Here to serve

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The Everett Veterans Center 3311 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201

The Everett Veterans Center is an organization that is committed not only to helping veterans, but also those they leave behind. Depending on eligibility, surviving spouses or dependent children can apply to receive a Survivor’s Pension. This amount, and the eligibility to apply for it, are largely dependent on the survivor’s income and it factors in the burden of medical expenses related to the death. The Veterans Center can also help surviving families apply for Burial Benefits, which help to cover the cost of funeral expenses. These are awarded depending on the circumstances at the time of death. The officers at the Veterans Center are also able to help facilitate the acquisition of a headstone or marker, honorary flag and Presidential Memorial Certificate to which all honorably discharged veterans are entitled. Another service they provide is organizing an Honor Guard to be present at the funeral service of a veteran.  In addition to these services for officers, The Veterans Center helps by providing bereavement counseling for the families of their clients, as well as those who have lost loved ones serving in active duty. Losing a loved one is never easy and the Veterans Center strives to help families of those who served our country to navigate through a confusing time and receive the assistance they deserve.
Everett Veterans Center
3311 Wetmore Ave, Everett, WA 98201 (425) 252-9701

Photos and summary by
Natalie Vause