November 9, 1998
'Doughboy' to be re-dedicated at Washelli Cemetery
The annual Veterans Day Service of Remembrance will be held Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. in the Washelli Cemetery Veterans' Section. The service will include the re-dedication of the World War I bronze memorial statue, 'Doughboy.'
The 13-foot sculpture represents a Doughboy returning from a victory covered with mud, but with a grim smile on his face.
The inscription on the base of the 'Doughboy' reads, "Here lie your Great-Grandparents, Grandparents, Fathers, Mothers, Brothers, Sisters, Sons, Daughters, your Neighbors and Comrades. We honor them for their service and sacrifice." The 'Doughboy' was unveiled May 30, 1932 and originally stood in front of the Civic Auditorium. It was moved to the Veterans' Hall in Seattle Center in 1962 and will now make its home at Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Washelli.
Seattle Mayor Paul Schell will deliver the address. Also on the program are the Salvation Army Donut Girls and brass band, and a traditional parade of colors. For additional information, call (206) 362-5200.