Volunteer Ed Siedlik, 71, unfurls one of 400 flags he places over rebar along the roadways throughout Calvary Catholic Cemetery to honor veterans for the upcoming Memorial Day. Siedlik, a Navy veteran, has spent a lifetime working around cemeteries, including 26 years as foreman at Calvary Catholic Cemetery near the University of Washington.  (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Volunteer Ed Siedlik, 71, unfurls one of 400 flags he places over rebar along the roadways throughout Calvary Catholic Cemetery to honor veterans for the upcoming Memorial Day. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times)
Memorial Day

Volunteering with honor

Navy veteran Ed Siedlik spent 26 years as foreman at Calvary Catholic Cemetery near the University of Washington. He retired from Calvary but he comes back every year to place the flags along the roadways throughout the gravestones.

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