Here are some of today’s Memorial Day events scheduled in Snohomish County.
@1. Body Copy Bold Lede-in Name:Arlington: The city’s annual Memorial Day Parade, featuring the Arlington High School marching band, begins at 10 a.m. today along Olympic Avenue in downtown Arlington. American Legion Post 76 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 then plan to march to Arlington Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE, for an 11 a.m. ceremony at the cemetery. The scheduled speaker is a retired Navy admiral. Earlier in the day, flags will be hung at 6 a.m. at the cemetery, followed by breakfast at 7 a.m. at American Legion Post 76 Hall, 115 N. Olympic Ave. For more information, call Herb Singleton at 360-403-4953.
Darrington: A Memorial Day service by the Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Arlington American Legion Post is set for 1 p.m. today, Darrington Cemetery, 1324 Highway 530 NE.
Edmonds: Sponsored by the city cemetery board, the 26th annual Memorial Day ceremony honors Gold Star families and those who died while serving in the military. The program is set for 11 a.m. today, Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium, 820 15th St. SW, just north of the QFC store on 100th Avenue W. All veterans and current military personnel are encouraged to attend. A salute to the Rosie the Riveters of World War II and those who served on submarines is scheduled. The ceremony includes music, a rifle salute and a message by Mayor Gary Haakenson. The American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Boy Scouts, Sea Scouts and Edmonds students are involved. Seating is limited and lawn chairs are suggested.
Everett: Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee offers its annual Memorial Day service at 11 a.m. today at the Evergreen Cemetery Mausoleum, 4504 Broadway. Scheduled speaker is Navy Lt. Cmdr. Bill Partington. Student speakers and several JROTC groups also are involved. A meatloaf lunch, $4, will follow at Fleet Reserve Branch 170, 6802 Beverly Blvd.
Everett: Cypress Lawn Memorial Park offers its annual program at 9:30 a.m. today at the cemetery, 1615 SE Everett Mall Way. The service includes a message by retired Air Force Major Jon Blue. For more information, call 425-353-7141.
Lake Stevens: Sponsored by American Legion Post 181, the Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. today include the reading of the names on the Lake Stevens War Memorial, 1808 124th Ave. NE. The memorial’s bell will toll and a rifle salute and the playing of taps are planned.
Lynnwood: American Legion Post 37 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 sponsor a ceremony that includes bagpipes, music, the laying of wreaths and a rifle salute. The program is set for 11 a.m. today, Lynnwood Veterans Park, Veterans’ Way (194th Street SW) and 44th Avenue W.
Lynnwood: Purdy and Walters at Floral Hills offers a program that honors the Military Chaplain Corps. The cemetery’s program is 3 p.m. today at 409 Filbert Road. For information, call 425-672-1800.
Machias: Memorial Day services are set for noon today at the Machias Community Cemetery, 1204 Silva St., Snohomish.
Marysville: American Legion Post 178 will conduct its annual Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the Marysville Cemetery, 8801 State Ave. The guest speaker will be Leonard Martin, former WWII prisoner of war and a distinguished veteran. Following the ceremony, an open house is set for noon at the American Legion Post 178, 115 Cedar Ave.
Monroe: Memorial Day services include participation by a JROTC Honor Guard and a speaker at 11 a.m. today, IOOF Cemetery, 21714 Old Owen Road. For information, call 360-794-4367.
Snohomish: Sponsored by American Legion Post 96 and VFW Post 921, services are set for 11 a.m. today at the Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, 8602 Riverview Road. Coffee and cookies will be served following the service at the cemetery. For information, call 360-458-4090.
Stanwood: The Stanwood High School Band is set to play and retired Navy Lt. Cmdr. John Buckley is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m. today at Anderson Cemetery on Old Pioneer Highway south of Highway 532. A potluck luncheon follows at Stanwood American Legion Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW. Steady rain will move the service to the post.