PLEASANT RIDGE CEMETERY
17666 VALENTINE ROAD, MOUNT VERNON, WA 98273
MEMORIAL DAY, MONDAY MAY 27
. This year’s remembrance service at Pleasant Ridge is truly a community event. Beginning at 9:00 on Monday, May 27th the brief service will include La Conner Cub Scout Pack 4083, The La Conner High School Choir, Freshman Trumpet player Nolan Duckworth and of course the Marine Corp League #1043. Our thanks to Reverend Don Robinson for officiating, La Conner High School students for helping with the placement of flags on veteran graves and La Conner elementary students for assisting with the distribution of programs. The Cemetery is located at 17666 Valentine Road. Limited seating will be available. All are welcome!
A BRIEF HISTORY:
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, the oldest cemetery in Skagit County, Washington, is located two and one half miles east of the town of La Conner, on a promontory of land in the Skagit River delta known as Pleasant Ridge. This steep island of rock and trees lies in a northwest/southeast direction and is three and three-quarter miles long and one and one-quarter mile wide. It was once surrounded by saltwater marshes. Today Pleasant Ridge is surrounded by rich farmland on three sides and by the North Fork of the Skagit River on the south end. Pleasant Ridge Cemetery is located on high ground on the north end of this promontory at 17666 Valentine Road. The first portion of the cemetery to be used is closest to Valentine Road inside the welcoming archway. It contains the graves of many of Skagit County’s earliest pioneers The Pleasant Ridge Cemetery has been managed and controlled by Skagit County Cemetery District 1 since 1956. There are approximately 2,500 people buried in the cemetery, over 200 of them are military veterans. The cemetery district provides lawn and monument care and the purchase of burial sites. They have also held an annual Memorial Day service at the cemetery since before 1892 when it was known as Decoration Day.