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If You Hear A Cannon Blast Friday, It’s No Biggie

By master · February 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

If you hear cannon fire on Friday and Saturday, don’t worry, it’s just the official closing of Magnolia’s Fort Lawton after 111 years.

The U.S. Army will fire cannons between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. both days. Friday is practice for Saturday’s official closing ceremony. The Army will ceremonially return the property to the city of Seattle.

The public is invited to the ceremony. There will be bus tours of Fort Lawton and Discovery Park, and guest speakers such as Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn, and Congressman Jim McDermott.

For more information on Fort Lawton and the closing ceremonies, see our sister site Magnolia Voice.

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