Monday is Memorial Day and there are plenty of events going on around Western Washington.

Below is a list of Memorial Day events. (With information from the Everett Herald, the Seattle PI. and the Bellingham Herald) 



American Legion Post 76 puts up flags at 6 a.m. at Arlington Cemetery, 20310 67th Ave. NE. A parade is planned at 10 a.m. from 525 N. Olympic Ave. to Legion Park, 115 N. Olympic Ave. Line up at 9:30 a.m.


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


Members of the Edmonds Cemetery and Columbarium Board offer the 29th annual Memorial Day Observance at 11 a.m. at 820 15th St. SW. American Sign Language translation will be provided.


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 eleventh-grader from Edmonds-Woodway High School will read her award-winning VFW essay. Dave Earling will play taps.


Snohomish County Central Memorial Committee offers its annual Memorial Day service at

Granite Falls

Members of the American Legion Granite Falls Post 125 offer a ceremony at 10:30 a.m. 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 are called out.

Lake Stevens

At 10 a.m., 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., a Memorial Day flag ceremony is planned featuring guest speaker Rob Hitchings and the Vietnam Veterans of America Sno-King Chapter 423 Color Guard.

Lynnwood Veterans Park, 19300 44th Ave. W. Planned are the Northwest Jr. Pipe band, welcome by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1040 Commander Martin Spani


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


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.




Capital Campus Memorial Day observance, 10:30 a.m., Olympia. Noon launch of remembrance balloons at Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 12:30 p.m. arrival of Thunder Run, Vietnam Veterans/Legacy Veterans Motorcycle Club.


Edmonds 25th annual Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 15th Street Southwest and 100th Avenue West. Honoring all, with a special remembrance for the U.S. Coast Guard. Seating is limited. Disabled-parking only.



Evergreen-Washelli 81st annual Memorial Day ceremony, 1:30 p.m., 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle. Keynote speaker: Myra Rintamaki, president of the Washington chapter of Gold Star Mothers. Call 206-362-5200 or 800-755-1350.


Lakewood Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m., Del Valle Park War Memorial, Woodruff Avenue and Arbor Road, south of Tacoma.


Museum of Flight Memorial Day ceremony, with Tuskegee Airmen, 1 p.m., 9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle. 206-764-5700 or