Here are today’s Memorial Day events:
Arlington: A parade commences at 10 a.m. down Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington, sponsored by the local American Legion post.
Edmonds: The Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board holds an observance, 11 a.m.-noon at the cemetery, located at 100th Avenue West and 15th Street SW. This year pays tribute to the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8870’s Fred Diedrich shares his World War II story. Also bagpipes, essay winner, and playing of taps. Refreshments after the program. Self-guided tours of cemetery available.
Everett: The Central Memorial Committee coordinates a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway. Speakers include state Attorney General Bob Ferguson and Capt. James J. Duke Jr., commanding officer of Naval Station Everett. Songs, playing of taps and student speakers also make up the program. A meatloaf luncheon ($5) follows from 12:30 p.m.-2 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 170, 6802 Beverly Blvd.
Lake Stevens: The Lake Stevens American Legion Post 181 coordinates a community-wide service at 10 a.m. at the downtown Lake Stevens War Memorial, 1808 124th Ave. NE. Speaker, reading of names on War Memorial, playing of taps.
Lynnwood: Ceremony is at 11 a.m. at Lynnwood Veterans Park, located at Veterans Way (194th Street SW) and 44th Avenue W. Service includes bagpipes, speaker, music, wreaths, rifle salute and playing of taps.
Machias: The Lake Stevens American Legion Post 181 coordinates a service at noon at the Machias Cemetery, at 12th Street SE and 135th Avenue SE, about three miles south of Lake Stevens. Includes a 21-gun salute and playing of taps.
Marysville: American Legion Post 178 holds a ceremony, 11-11:30 a.m. at the Marysville Cemetery, 8801 State Ave., followed by an open house 12-2 p.m. with refreshments at the Post 178 home at 119 Cedar Ave.
Monroe: American Legion Arthur Kincaid Post 58 coordinates a service at 10:30 a.m. at the IOOF Cemetery at 21714 Old Owen Road.
Mukilteo: Storytellers will be sharing the history of the area during a special Memorial Day program, 11 a.m. at the Pioneer Cemetery, 513 Webster St.
Snohomish: American Legion Earl Winehart Post 96 holds a ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, 8601 Riverview Road NW. Greg Guedel will be master of ceremonies with guest speaker Jake Cabuag, past commander of the American Legion Department of Washington. Refreshments follow.
Stanwood: Frank H. Hancock American Legion Post 92 will conduct honors at 11 a.m. at Anderson Cemetery, 7370-7816 Pioneer Highway. Legion Service Officer Includes an address by Tracey Meck (retired colonel with the U.S. Air Force) and rifle squad. Open house to follow at Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW. Veterans and families invited.
Sultan: Services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Sultan Cemetery, located at the east end of Cascade View Drive. The Martin-Osterholtz Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9417 hosts the event.