Memorial Day events planned for weekend

  • Mon May 24th, 2010 10:38pm
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Herald staff

Ceremonies and events are planned for Memorial Day weekend. If your observation isn’t listed, please e-mail information to

May 30

Big Read event: Honoring veterans with a Memorial Day celebration and book discussion.

Lynnwood: VFW Post No. 1040 Memorial Day Celebration, 11 a.m., Lynnwood Veterans Park, 19300 44th Ave. W.

  • Book discussion, “The Things They Carried,” 2 p.m. Vietnam veterans from VFW Post No. 1040 share war experiences.

    May 31

    Arlington: American Legion Post No. 76 Memorial Day parade and dedication ceremony; 6 a.m. flags posted at Arlington Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE; 7 a.m. breakfast for volunteers, 115 N. Olympic Ave.; 10 a.m. parade, on North Olympic Avenue; ceremony, 11 a.m.

  • Arlington Cemetery ceremony, noon, Pioneer Cemetery at E. Fifth Street and N. Gifford Avenue; 5 p.m., flags taken down.

    Edmonds: Ceremony, 11 a.m., Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. SW. Refreshments served. Sign language translation provided. Dale Hoggins serves as master of ceremonies. Recognition for World War II veterans; Jane Cunningham, Women’s Air Service Pilot (WASP) and Congressional Gold Medal recipient; welcome home for Washington National Guard members who served in Iraq.

    Everett: Everett Elks Lodge No. 479, Everett Emblem No. 523 and Boy Scouts Troop No. 1 place 3,000 flags on graves of veterans for Memorial Day weekend. Breakfast, 7 to 11 a.m., 2802 Hoyt Ave., Everett. $8 benefits Christmas food basket fund. 425-252-4179.

  • Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee ceremony, 11 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, 4504 Broadway, Everett. Lunch, 12:30 p.m. Fleet Reserve, Branch No. 170, 6802 Beverly Blvd. $5. 425-258-4201.

    Lake Stevens: American Legion Post No. 181 Memorial Day Service, 10 a.m. Lake Stevens War Memorial, 1808 124th Ave. NE. Reading of names on the memorial.

    Langley: Whidbey Island Veteran’s Resource Center Memorial Day tribute, 1:30 p.m., Langley Middle School, 723 Camano Ave. Informal discussion and snacks follow a two-hour program.

    Machias: American Legion Post No. 181 Memorial Day Service, noon, Machias Community Cemetery, 1204 Silva St., Snohomish. 21-gun salute.

    Marysville: American Legion Post No. 178 Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony, 11 a.m., Marysville Cemetery, 8801 State Ave. Driveways lined with flags during the three-day weekend.

    Mill Creek: Veterans Monument dedication ceremony, 10 a.m., Library Park, 15429 Bothell-Everett Highway.

    Monroe: American Legion Post No. 58 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m., Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, 21714 Old Owen Road.

    Sultan: Veterans of Foreign Wars Ceremony, 10 a.m., Sultan Cemetery, Cascade View Drive off U.S. 2; community potluck picnic, 1 p.m., gazebo, Fifth and Lewis streets. Sponsored by Gold Bar Red Hats, VFW and the city of Gold Bar.