Community events celebrating Memorial Day

Here is a list of Memorial Day activities. And remember: On Memorial Day those U.S. flags that can be lowered should be flown at half staff until noon, then the flag should be raised to full staff.


American Legion Post 76 puts up flags at 6 a.m. Monday at Arlington Mu

nicipal Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE. A parade is planned at 10 a.m. Monday from 525 N. Olympic Ave. to Legion Park, 115 N. Olympic Ave. Line up at 9:30 a.m.

A ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. at the Arlington cemetary. An Avenue of Flags will be at the cemetery, set out by volunteers early Monday morning.

A rededication is planned for noon at Arlington Pioneer Cemetery, 530 N. Gifford Ave.


A service is planned at 1:15 p.m. Monday at Darrington Cemetery, 1324 Highway 530 NE. The Boy Scouts and American Legion will be participating.


Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board will hold the 29th annual Memorial Day Observance at 11 a.m. Monday at 820 15th St. SW. American Sign Language translation will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring folding chairs. Refreshments will be provided by the Lynnwood Emblem Club No. 366, and served after the program.

Visitors are invited to stroll the cemetery grounds and take a self-guided tour using the cemetery’s walking maps.

Dale Hoggins is the master of ceremonies. They are paying tribute to artist Michael Reagan, founder of the Fallen Heroes Project.

The Presentation of Colors will be conducted by American Legion Post No. 66, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8870, Boy Scout Troop No. 301, Girl Scout Troop No. 42093, Cub Pack No. 331 and the Washington National Guard. Fred Apgar will lead a POW/MIA remembrance service.

The Edmonds-Woodway High School Vocal Volunteers will sing along with the Edmonds-Woodway High School Brass Quintet. Mike Barber, bagpiper, will play. Katarina Nguyen, an 11th-grader from Edmonds-Woodway High School, will read her award-winning VFW essay. Dave Earling will play taps.


Everett Elks Lodge, Cub Scout Pack 36 and Boy Scout Troop 1 will be placing 3,000 flags at cemeteries Saturday.

Breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Elks Lodge, 2802 Hoyt Ave. in Everett, with a $10 donation going to a food basket program.

Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee offers its annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. Monday at the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, 4504 Broadway. Several JROTC units will be there. Nancy Trownsell from American Legion Auxiliary No. 37 will sing followed by a prayer by Chaplain Lt. Jeffery Benson from Naval Station Everett. The master of ceremonies is Capt. Michael J. Coury, commanding officer of Naval Station Everett. Larry O’Donnell and Lt. Joseph Raftery, 4th Landing support battalion, are the guest speakers. Hot dogs will be served after the service. A meatloaf lunch, $5, will follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Fleet Reserve Branch 170, 6802 Beverly Blvd.

Cascade High School’s honors U.S. history classes will hold a Memorial Day ceremony to commemorate seven Cascade alumni killed during the Vietnam War. The school will unveil a new plaque showing the names of the men. The event, open to the public, will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday in the cafeteria at Cascade, 801 E. Casino Road, Everett.

Granite Falls

Members of American Legion Granite Falls Post 125 offer a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the American Legion Cemetery, 10406 Jordan Road. Boy Scout Troop 28 will present the colors and Girl Scout Troop 42925 will lay poppies on the grave sites as the roll call of deceased veterans in the cemetery is called out.

Lake Stevens

Members of American Legion Post 181 will be at several locations Saturday in the Lake Stevens area to hand out red poppies and information about the holiday. Donations will be accepted, and all money collected goes to veterans and veterans-related programs.

At 10 a.m. Monday, a service is planned at the Lake Stevens War Memorial, 1808 124th Ave NE.


Floral Hills Cemetery offers a program at 409 Filbert Road. At 10 a.m. Saturday, a Memorial Day flag ceremony is planned, featuring guest speaker Rob Hitchings and the Vietnam Veterans of America Sno-King Chapter 423 Color Guard.

At 3 p.m. Monday, the cemetery hosts a Memorial Day service featuring Dale Menzies, pastor of Northlake Christian Church; the Northwest Gospel Jazz Band; and the Vietnam Veterans of America Sno-King Chapter 423 Color Guard.

A ceremony is planned at 11 a.m. Monday at Lynnwood Veterans Park, 19300 44th Ave. W. The schedule includes the Northwest Jr. Pipe band, a welcome by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani; City Councilman Mark Smith; bagpiper Ray Colby from the VFW; guest speaker Jim Smith, city councilman; songs by country recording artist Garret Lloyd King; laying of wreaths by Richard Larson with American Legion Post 37; and Fred Enslin with VFW Post 1040, escorted by American Legion Post 37 Cmdr. Bryant Vreeland.


A service is planned at 11 a.m. Monday at Marysville Cemetery, 8801 State Ave. Flags will line the driveways and American Legion Post 178 will perform the service. The Marysville Pilchuck Wind Ensemble, under the direction of John Rants, will perform.


American Legion Post No. 58 and Veterans of Foreign Wars offer a service at 11 a.m. at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery, 21714 Old Owen Road. The Snohomish High School ROTC will attend.


A ceremony is planned for noon Monday at Machias Community Cemetery, 1204 Silva St.

A ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. Monday at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, 8601 Riverview Road. Cpl. Jeffrey Starr will be honored by his family and fellow U.S. Marines. Cpl. Starr was killed in action on May 30, 2005, in Iraq.


Sultan VFW 2554 and Gold Bar VFW 9417 will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Sultan Cemetery, 32820 Cascade View Drive.

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