Washington state is 125 years old. There was a celebration Tuesday at the state capitol. It featured a historic reenactment, a time capsule ceremony and, of course, cake.
In the Capitol Rotunda, a member of the Squaxin Indian tribe sang a blessing song.
That was followed by “Lift Every Voice and Sing.”
Then a speech by the governor before the action moved to Washington’s time capsule. The locked vault was opened and a new generation of time capsule-keepers sworn in.