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Milestone: Local group walks the ‘Walk to End Alzheimer’s’

Members of the Home Instead Ohana Heroes “Walk to End Alzheimer’s” team are decked out in purple as they participate in the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases on the Olympic Peninsula, many local teams chose the “walk where you are” option. As part of their effort to help raise funds and awareness of the the national Alzheimer’s Association, Home Instead Ohana Heroes members met in the old JCPenney parking lot and walked along West Washington Street east to Sequim Avenue, crossed a couple of streets, meandered through the Sequim Farmers and Artisans Market, then headed back down Washington Street to the starting point. Those interested can contribute to the 2021 Walk to End Alzheimer’s online at tinyurl.com/SeqAlz. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest fundraiser for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Submitted photo

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Right: Pieces of Civil War veteran Moore Waldron’s headstone can be seen in the right-hand corner of this photograph. Historical preservationist Mick Hersey, left, and the Taylor family of Gig Harbor returned the pieces to the Pioneer Memorial Park of Sequim for their friends the Englands (Moore’s descendants). The Englands read in the Sequim Gazette about the Sequim Garden Club’s preservation efforts at the park and decided to return these pieces for restoration. Moore now will have two markers in the park, as the Veteran’s Administration commissioned a new stone for Waldron in 2017 — an article about which can also be found on the Sequim Gazettte’s website. Moore moved to Sequim with his family in 1905 and died in 1908. Moore had five children and has descendants in Sequim and Pierce County as well as other places. Moore’s great-grandson is the founder of the Waldron Endoscopy Center in Tacoma, according to Cheryl England. Sequim Gazette photo by Emily Matthiessen
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