Local Memorial Day events happening around the Puget Sound

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The local community, families and veterans will honor our fallen heroes at numerous Memorial Day events happening around the Puget Sound region on Monday.

Below is a list of local events happening in cities throughout Western Washington.


96th Annual Memorial Day Celebration at Evergreen Washelli

  • The Veterans Memorial Cemetery at Evergreen Washelli at 11111 Aurora Ave. N Seattle, WA.
  • 8:00 a.m. – Avenue of Flags. At the beginning of the day, the grounds crew will line the main street of the cemetery with American Flags. Each has been donated by families of Veterans in remembrance of their loved one, who are honored with their name and rank in the margin of each flag.
  • 10:00 a.m. – Flag placement at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Each of the white marble upright markers in the Veterans Section will receive a flag. Veterans and Scout groups, along with members of the community, will place the flags within about half an hour. There will be coffee, cocoa, and cookies for volunteers. The event is open to the public.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Service of Remembrance. Please join our Veterans Memorial Cemetery Board and Evergreen Washelli staff for a brief memorial service, including participation from the Washington State Guard, members of the NW Junior Drum and Pipe Band, and Chaplain Linda Haptonstall of the King County Sheriff’s Office.

For more information, visit Shoreline Area News here, or contact Evergreen Washelli at 206-362-5200.

Memorial Day Ceremony at The Museum of Flight

  • 9404 E Marginal Way S, Seattle, WA 98108
  • 11:00 a.m. - The Museum of Flight’s Memorial Day Ceremony returns to an in-person event this year. Commemorate the lives of loved ones and strangers who gave the last full measure of devotion in service to their country.
  • The event is free with Museum admission.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Hing Hay Park

  • 423 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
  • 4:00 p.m. - Annual Memorial Day ceremony organized by the American Legion Cathay Post 186 begins.

For additional information, visit their Facebook page.


Memorial Day Service at Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home & Floral Hills Cemetery

  • 409 Filbert Rd.  Lynnwood, WA 98036
  • 11:00 a.m. - Service of Remembrance. Veterans, their families and the public will gather at the Veterans Memorial site located in the cemetery.

For additional information, visit Purdy & Walters at Floral Hills Funeral Home & Floral Hills Cemetery's Facebook page.

Memorial Day Ceremony at Veterans Park

  • 44th Avenue West and Veterans Way (194th Street Southwest), Lynnwood 98036
  • 11:00 a.m. - Lynnwood American Legion Post 37 and Lynnwood Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 sponsor an in-person ceremony that includes music, the laying of a wreath, and a rifle salute.

For more information, visit the city of Lynnwood's Facebook event page.


Memorial Day events at Marysville Cemetery

  • 4309 88th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270
  • 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. - Beautiful Veterans' Flag Display.
  • 11:00 a.m. - American Legion Post 178 presents the annual service honoring veterans who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
  • 2:00 p.m. - Choppers Brass Quintet free concert at the flagpole.
  • 3:00 p.m. - TAPS Around the World at the flagpole.

For more information visit Marysville Cemetery's Facebook page.

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Wear Blue to Remember Run at Powderworks Park

  • 1775 Bobs Hollow Ln, DuPont, WA 98327
  • 8:00 a.m. - A Chinook helicopter will land, transporting US flags for their Gold Star Youth and mentors to run with.
  • 9:00 a.m. - The event formally begins with opening remarks followed by a community three-mile walk.
  • People of all ages and abilities are welcome.
  • The route is stroller, scooter, bike and dog friendly.


Memorial Day 2022 Events with VFW Post 1263 Renton

  • 416 Burnett Ave. S Renton, WA 98057
  • 9:00 a.m. - Renton Senior Center at the American Legion memorial to those lost at sea.
  • 9:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - American Legion conducts grave site service at grave of Fred Hancock, Post is named after him. Then to the grave of Frank R. Vaise, who our Post is named after.
  • 11:00 a.m. - Greenwood Memorial Park Cemetery for a veterans program put on by the American Legion and VFW Post 1263.
  • 1:00 p.m. - City of Renton Memorial Day program at the Veteran's Memorial site.
  • 3:00 p.m. - A Memorial Day program at Washington Memorial Park Cemetery, one block north of SeaTac Airport, for a POW/MIA Living Memorial & Bracelet Repository in the middle of the cemetery.
  • 4:00 p.m. - Memorial Day 2022 Flag Raising with Renton Fire Department.

For more information, visit the VFW Post 1263 Renton's Facebook page.


Snohomish County Veterans Memorial Ceremony

  • Haller Bridge at 1100 West Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223
  • 9:00 a.m. - A portion of the Centennial Trail will be rededicated on Memorial Day in honor of Snohomish County residents who died during the Global War on Terror, from September 11, 2001, to the present. A sculpture by a local artist and an interpretive kiosk are also a part of the veterans memorial.
  • The Color Guard will be doing a presentation of colors. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers, Snohomish County Executive Operations Officer Joshua Dugan, Snohomish County Parks Director Jeremy Husby, and the Snohomish County Arts Commission and local sculptors Caroline and Don Sumpter will make remarks.
  • The event is open to the public and parking is available at Haller Park.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.


Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Day of Service

  • Sumner Cemetery at 12324 Valley Ave. E Puyallup, WA
  • 10:00 a.m. - Sumner-Bonney Lake VFW Post 3070 is participating in the National VFW Day of Service by partnering with local school children, scouts, citizens and members of the community to place American flags on all the Sumner Cemetery veteran graves. This event is in preparation of the Memorial Day service. The Memorial Day service will be a remembrance ceremony honoring veterans who have fallen and include a playing of Taps.

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Growlers to Perform Flyover in Oak Harbor Memorial Day

  • 11:00 a.m. - Four EA-18G Growlers from Naval Air Station (NAS) Whidbey Island will conduct a flyover over during the Memorial Day: A Service of Remembrance ceremony at Maple Leaf Cemetery in Oak Harbor, Washington.


Memorial Day Observance at War Memorial Park

  • 624 N Meyers St, Tacoma, WA 98406.
  • 11:00 a.m. - The Tacoma Historical Society's service at War Memorial Park begins.
  • The program Highlights include the All-City Junior ROTC Color Guard, 133rd Band from Washington National Guard and keynote speaker, Deputy Mayor Catherine Ushk.
  • The event will be in-person this year, after virtual events in 2020 and 2021.


Memorial Day Service at the GAR Cemetery

  • 8601 Riverview Rd, Snohomish, WA 98290-5194
  • 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Earl Winehart Post 96 of the American Legion and Gay Jones Post 921 of the VFW will be hosting a Joint Memorial Day Ceremony at the GAR Cemetery in Snohomish.
  • The event is available to the public.

For more information, visit their Facebook page.


2022 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony at Tahoma National Cemetery

  • 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, WA 98042
  • 1:00 P.M. - Tahoma National  Cemetery 2022 Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremony begins.


Memorial Day at The Washington Soldier's Home

  • 1301 Orting Kapowsin Hwy E, Orting, WA 98360
  • 2:00 p.m. - The event to honor our heroes at the Outdoor Gazebo of the Washington Soldier's Home begins.
  • Guest Speaker MAJ James Payne II, WA Army National Guard, music from the Puyallup Valley Community Band, and Honors by Graham Kapowsin High School JROTC Color Guard. A reception will follow.
  • The event is open to the public, is both in-person and virtual.

For more information and to stream the event, visit their Facebook page.