On Sunday May 13th 2012, the Seattle University Army ROTC placed 2,000 roses from the “Ten Grands” concert at gravesites at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park. The roses were a gift from The Snowman Foundation and “Ten Grands” Seattle. They were first used on stage at the 5th annual “Ten Grands” concert at Benaroya Hall on Saturday May 12th.
Individual roses were placed at the gravesites honoring veterans during a brief ceremony that began at 10 a.m. The event took place at the Doughboy statue in the Evergreen Washelli Veterans Cemetery.
The Snowman Foundation has been “giving the gift of music” since its inception in September of 1999. Its purpose is to promote the performing arts and to make them accessible to all youthful and “at risk” members of the community. Inspired by the vision of composer/pianist Michael Allen Harrison, The Snowman Foundation, Inc. (501) © (3) provides instruments, scholarships and musical programs to underserved students in the State of Washington. The Snowman Foundation has raised more than $2 million in the past ten years including both Oregon and now Washington. All funding has gone directly to helping serve the youth in our communications through music.
Evergreen Washelli thanks The Snowman Foundation for their generous donation of the roses and supports their efforts in funding music education programs and activities.
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