Blaine memorial honors the fallen days before Veterans Day

memorialA new memorial installed November 7 stands tall next to two others in front of the Blaine Police Department at the corner of H and 3rd streets.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9474 in Custer partnered with Sig’s Funeral and Cremation Services about a year ago to install the piece.

Sig Aase, owner of the Bellingham-based funeral service provider, said the memorial was created to honor all of the fallen in Whatcom County.

Folks from around the community can show their support for veterans and the new memorial at 11 a.m. on Veterans Day, Friday November 11 during a celebration of all living veterans on 3rd and H streets in Blaine hosted by the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 247 based out of Blaine.

In a previous version of this story, The Northern Light misidentified the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) chapter involved with the payment and installation of the memorial. VFW Post 9474 in Custer took the lead on the project, not the chapter based out of Bellingham. We regret the error.

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