OSO, Wash. (KING) A ceremony on Sunday honored he 43 people who lost their lives in the deadliest landslide in U.S. history.
Sunday marked one year after a rain-soaked hillside collapsed suddenly on March 22, 2014, sending millions of tons of sand and soil thundering across the valley, destroying dozens of homes and killing 43 people.
A procession to the memorial site was led by the Snohomish County Firefighters Pipes & Drums. They were assisted by the King County Firefighters Pipes & Drums, Seattle Firefighter’s Pipes & Drums, and Puget Sound Firefighters Pipes & Drums.
Every name was read aloud, followed by the bell to honor their life. The names mean so much to the friends and family who will never forget.
Cole Hadaway came to remember his uncle Stephen.
“I didn’t want to believe it at first because to me my uncle is a survivor, he was in the Marines,” he said.
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