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Anchorage Memorial Day 2013

Alma Flint, 8, and Ron and Rachel Winn prepare to present colors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Ron Winn was the featured speaker at the event, which this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club attend and participate in a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Rachel Winn and her husband Ron dress in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alma Flint, 8, dips a Confederate battle flag as the American and Alaska flags are honored during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Koran War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. The event this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Ron Winn spoke about the Civil War and the battle that produced more casualties, approximately 51,000 killed, wounded or missing in action, than any other battle of that war. An ancestor of Winn's wife Rachel served in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, and so that battle flag was available for the ceremony, though Flint is outfitted as a Union drummer boy. With renovations begun at the Veterans Memorial down the park strip, the ceremony was held a few blocks east at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Vietnam veteran J. W. Terrill of the Military Order of the Purple Heart wears his patch-covered vest during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Wounded Vietnam veteran Glen Allen honors fallen comrades during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Though badly wounded in tours with both the Marines and later with the Army, "I'm still proud that I served and I'd do it again," he said. "I'm not a hero. The heroes are the ones who came home with flags on the coffins." Adding to the significance of the day, Allen lost a brother in Afghanistan in an IED incident in April.
Erik Hill
Alvin Moye of the VFW honors the fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club honor fallen warriors at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Ron Winn delivers the keynote address on the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide welcomes guests to a new location for the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. With renovation under way at the Veterans Memorial, the event was held at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club perform their fallen warrior ceremony at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Estella Manley pauses from distributing flags and buddy poppies to lay a wreath on behalf of VFW Post 9978 and Ladies Auxiliary during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. She is escorted by Berkeley Ide.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide emcees the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dressed to commemorate the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, Rachel Winn shields herself from the sun during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Proclamations are read at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Flag reflects off a display at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Billy Okpik welcomes another arrival to an extended family gathering at the grave sites of five family members on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Inga family members pose by headstones during a day-long gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Ermalee Hickel visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson, left, chats with Ermalee Hickel as she visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson takes a Memorial Day stroll Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. He was visiting the grave site of his brother.
Erik Hill
From left Thelma Caton, Edna Charley, Lucy Clewis, Ann Tyone and Doris Williams serenade Braden Clewis, 1, from their Tlinqit-Haida repertoire during an extended family gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. Several family members are veterans of the Tlingit and Haida Dancers of Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A can of Pepsi is offered at the grave site of Allen Tyone as extended family gathers on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Alma Flint, 8, and Ron and Rachel Winn prepare to present colors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Ron Winn was the featured speaker at the event, which this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club attend and participate in a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Rachel Winn and her husband Ron dress in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alma Flint, 8, dips a Confederate battle flag as the American and Alaska flags are honored during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Koran War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. The event this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Ron Winn spoke about the Civil War and the battle that produced more casualties, approximately 51,000 killed, wounded or missing in action, than any other battle of that war. An ancestor of Winn's wife Rachel served in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, and so that battle flag was available for the ceremony, though Flint is outfitted as a Union drummer boy. With renovations begun at the Veterans Memorial down the park strip, the ceremony was held a few blocks east at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Vietnam veteran J. W. Terrill of the Military Order of the Purple Heart wears his patch-covered vest during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Wounded Vietnam veteran Glen Allen honors fallen comrades during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Though badly wounded in tours with both the Marines and later with the Army, "I'm still proud that I served and I'd do it again," he said. "I'm not a hero. The heroes are the ones who came home with flags on the coffins." Adding to the significance of the day, Allen lost a brother in Afghanistan in an IED incident in April.
Erik Hill
Alvin Moye of the VFW honors the fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club honor fallen warriors at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Ron Winn delivers the keynote address on the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide welcomes guests to a new location for the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. With renovation under way at the Veterans Memorial, the event was held at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club perform their fallen warrior ceremony at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Estella Manley pauses from distributing flags and buddy poppies to lay a wreath on behalf of VFW Post 9978 and Ladies Auxiliary during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. She is escorted by Berkeley Ide.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide emcees the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dressed to commemorate the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, Rachel Winn shields herself from the sun during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Proclamations are read at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Flag reflects off a display at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Billy Okpik welcomes another arrival to an extended family gathering at the grave sites of five family members on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Inga family members pose by headstones during a day-long gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Ermalee Hickel visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson, left, chats with Ermalee Hickel as she visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson takes a Memorial Day stroll Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. He was visiting the grave site of his brother.
Erik Hill
From left Thelma Caton, Edna Charley, Lucy Clewis, Ann Tyone and Doris Williams serenade Braden Clewis, 1, from their Tlinqit-Haida repertoire during an extended family gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. Several family members are veterans of the Tlingit and Haida Dancers of Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A can of Pepsi is offered at the grave site of Allen Tyone as extended family gathers on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Alma Flint, 8, and Ron and Rachel Winn prepare to present colors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Ron Winn was the featured speaker at the event, which this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club attend and participate in a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Rachel Winn and her husband Ron dress in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Alma Flint, 8, dips a Confederate battle flag as the American and Alaska flags are honored during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Koran War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. The event this year commemorated the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, and Ron Winn spoke about the Civil War and the battle that produced more casualties, approximately 51,000 killed, wounded or missing in action, than any other battle of that war. An ancestor of Winn's wife Rachel served in the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, and so that battle flag was available for the ceremony, though Flint is outfitted as a Union drummer boy. With renovations begun at the Veterans Memorial down the park strip, the ceremony was held a few blocks east at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Vietnam veteran J. W. Terrill of the Military Order of the Purple Heart wears his patch-covered vest during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Wounded Vietnam veteran Glen Allen honors fallen comrades during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. Though badly wounded in tours with both the Marines and later with the Army, "I'm still proud that I served and I'd do it again," he said. "I'm not a hero. The heroes are the ones who came home with flags on the coffins." Adding to the significance of the day, Allen lost a brother in Afghanistan in an IED incident in April.
Erik Hill
Alvin Moye of the VFW honors the fallen during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club honor fallen warriors at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club arrive at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Ron Winn delivers the keynote address on the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide welcomes guests to a new location for the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. With renovation under way at the Veterans Memorial, the event was held at Ninth Avenue and G Street.
Erik Hill
Members of the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club perform their fallen warrior ceremony at a Memorial Day event sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Guests honor fallen warriors during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Estella Manley pauses from distributing flags and buddy poppies to lay a wreath on behalf of VFW Post 9978 and Ladies Auxiliary during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip. She is escorted by Berkeley Ide.
Erik Hill
Berkeley Ide emcees the Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Dressed to commemorate the Civil War and the Battle of Gettysburg, Rachel Winn shields herself from the sun during a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Proclamations are read at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Veterans, families, friends and citizens attend a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
The Alaska Flag reflects off a display at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by the Korean War Veterans Association Monday, May 27, 2013 on the Delaney Park Strip.
Erik Hill
Billy Okpik welcomes another arrival to an extended family gathering at the grave sites of five family members on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Inga family members pose by headstones during a day-long gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Ermalee Hickel visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson, left, chats with Ermalee Hickel as she visits the grave site of her late husband Gov. Walter J. Hickel on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. She was accompanied by his former secretary, Carole Anderson.
Erik Hill
Hal Johnson takes a Memorial Day stroll Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. He was visiting the grave site of his brother.
Erik Hill
From left Thelma Caton, Edna Charley, Lucy Clewis, Ann Tyone and Doris Williams serenade Braden Clewis, 1, from their Tlinqit-Haida repertoire during an extended family gathering on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown. Several family members are veterans of the Tlingit and Haida Dancers of Anchorage.
Erik Hill
A can of Pepsi is offered at the grave site of Allen Tyone as extended family gathers on Memorial Day Monday, May 27, 2013 at Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery downtown.
Erik Hill
Alaska Dispatch