The Friends of the GAR Cemetery Park (FGAR) was formed in 1997 by concerned citizens and neighbors. The group’s initial goal was to work with Seattle’s Park and Recreation department to restore the Cemetery/Park’s grounds to reflect the dignity it deserved.
Over the years and 6,000 volunteer hours later the Park enjoys a wide range of volunteer effort ranging from monthly work parties to maintain the grounds and headstones, to a daily raising of the American flag, to a headstone replacement initiative.
FGAR is a diverse community of neighbors, concerned citizens, descendants of those interred in the Cemetery, Civil War veterans groups among others.
FGAR is a non-profit organization and is affiliated with the Associated Recreation Council, a 501C3 fiscal sponsor.
Want To Help But Can’t Volunteer Time?
FGAR accepts donations. Please make your out your check and send it to:
Friends of the GAR
C/O Tom Easthope Treasurer
1247 E. Newton Street
Seattle, WA 98102