About FGAR

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

7 thoughts on “About FGAR

  1. Cheryl Quinn Hogle

    Greetings-helping my grandson with his interest in the Civil War and we came upon information that his gg grandfther is buried in the GAR Cenemtry in Seattle, WA in plot 55 and headstone B1. His name was Washington Hogle : served on the Union side with the 14th Wisc. Infantry Co. B as a private and he enlisted on Nov 10, 1861. He was wounded at the Battle of Corinth and mustered out of the military on April 9, 1865 in Alabama.
    ‘He is looking for a photo of the head stone or grave marker if one exists-if not available I am willing to make a donation for someone to take a photo and send it to me at the e mail address below.
    Thank you for any help you can give

    Cheryl Quinn Hogle

  2. Mike Alexander

    I would like to join in on maintenance days and events My great grandfather Joseph Pope (8th Missouri Infantry US) is buried there

  3. Walter Fogle

    How can I volunteer to help out at the cemetery? I live in Bothell and I am a Civil War veteran descendant. Thanks!

  4. Robyn Leevers-Seymoure

    Would like to help and find out how I can augment my great great grandfather’s marker so it can be read by future generations. Thank you!

  5. Chuck Miller

    I represent the Cascade Centennial Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. I would like to talk with someone who can assist me with doing a grave marking ceremony for Sgt. William Pike (grave A09) in July 2021 during the National Congress that will be held in Renton. William was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution in Seattle.

    Thank you


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