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Memorial Day Observances Around the Sound

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There are many observances around our area this Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.  Here are some public services where you can participate.

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Monday, May 30
11:30am

There will be a service to honor the memory of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the United States with a Memorial Day ceremony at the base cemetery.  A wreath will be placed on the post marker honoring all unknown American Soldiers who have died for their country. Soldiers from I Corps Special Troops Battalion will fire a 21-gun salute to honor fallen comrades, followed by the playing of Taps.

Edmonds Memorial Cemetery
Monday, May 30
11:00am
820 15th Street Southwest
Edmonds, WA 98020
425.771.4741
http://www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/cemetery.stm

There will be a Memorial Day program to honor veterans. The featured speaker will be local artist Michael Reagan, who paints portraits of U.S. service people killed in Iraq and Afghanistan for surviving family members. Using a favorite photo, custom portraits are made free of charge and given to family members. To date, 2,400 portraits have been created.

Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park
Monday, May 30
1:30pm
11111 Aurora Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98133
206.362.5200
http://www.washelli.com

There will be an “Avenue of Colors” flag display, a keynote speaker, Seattle Pacific University’s Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corps concert. The concert begins at 1:30pm, the ceremony at 2pm. Tours of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery to learn about the lives of the Medal of Honor recipients in our care will be guided by David Bloch, son of Medal of Honor recipient Orville Emil Bloch. For a tour, meet at the Doughboy Statue in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 3:15pm. A $5 donation is requested.

Museum of Flight
Monday, May 30
1:00pm
9404 E. Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108
206.684.5720
museumofflight.org

Memorial Day performance by the Boeing Employees Concert Band at 12:00pm. A presentation with special guests will be at 1:00pm. Ticket prices are $9-$16, free for veterans and active military and their families.

Washington State Capitol Building
Monday, May 30
11:00am
400 Capitol Way South
Olympia, WA 98501
http://www.dva.wa.gov

Music begins at 10:30 am, followed by a Memorial Day ceremony at 11am in the State Capitol Rotunda.

For more Memorial Day observances and events, go to: www.dva.wa.gov

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