US Navy Saluting Guns
The Navy guns came from Sand Point in 1969 as a result of Couger Ottesen’s suggestion to the Navy at Naval Air Station, Whidbey. They had been used as saluting guns at the Naval Air Station Sand Point in Seattle.
Henry “Cougar” Ottesen was associated with Maple Leaf Cemetery since 1944, and had been Grounds Keeper since 1965. Cougar's latest project was raising funds for a Veterans Memorial in 2000.
In 1999 Ann Abrahamse raised funds to mark many of the unmarked Baby graves and to set aside an area known as Babyland with a memorial marker.