FOB Tacoma

NOTICE: FOB Tacoma has moved.

With the launch of our new website, we've moved FOB Tacoma.
Visit the new section.

Plan your Memorial Day observances with this look at the weekend’s events

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on May 23, 2013 at 3:24 pm with No Comments »
May 25, 2013 6:08 pm

A busy weekend of Memorial Day events is just around the corner in Pierce and Thurston counties. Here’s a look at the weekend’s ceremonies culled from community groups, Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs.

Sunday

  • Key Peninsula Veterans Aisle of Honor, 1 p.m., VaughnBayCemetery, the cemetery is located at the corner of 100th Street Kp N and 186th Avenue Kp N, Vaughn. 253-884 9852. Signs will be posted from State Route 302. The formal ceremony begins about 1 p.m., but flags will be on display from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Yelm Cemetery Memorial Day Service, 1 p.m., 11540 Cemetery Road SE, Yelm, 360-458-5377.
  • Enumclaw Memorial Day Service, 2 p.m., Veterans Memorial Park, Enumclaw.
  • Tacoma Veterans for Peace Chapter 134 plans to place symbolic grave markers at Cummings Park on Sunday and Monday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., 3939 Ruston Way, Tacoma.

Monday

  • Wear Blue: Run to Remember, 9 a.m., PowderWorks Park, DuPont. Members of the local group are running different distances to honor fallen service members.
  • SumnerCemetery Memorial Day Service, 10 a.m., 12324 Valley Ave. East Puyallup, 253.299.5510.
  • St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery Memorial Day Observance, 10:30 a.m., S. 204thSt. and Orilla Road, Kent, 253.838.2240.
  • Gethsemane Catholic Cemetery Memorial Day Observance, 10:30 a.m., 37600 Pacific Highway South, Federal Way. Vietnamese Mass to follow at 1 p.m., 253.838.2240.
  • Memorial Day Program, 10:30 a.m.. Bethany Cemetery, 26418 Mountain Highway, Spanaway. 253-531-6701.
  • Thurston County Veterans Coalition Annual Memorial Day Ceremony, music, 10:30 a.m.; ceremony, 11 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda, Olympia.
  • DuPont Memorial Day Service with remarks from Joint Base Lewis-McChord senior Army officer Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, 11 a.m., Ross Plaza, DuPont, 253.964.1455.
  • Tacoma Historical Society and American Legion Memorial Day Service, 11 a.m. War Memorial Park, West End Tacoma off North Jackson Avenue.
  • Calvary Cemetery Memorial Day Service with the Rev. John Wilke, 11 a.m., 5212 70th St. W, Tacoma, 253.472.8875.
  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Memorial Day Service with remarks from 7th Infantry Division commander Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza, 11:30 a.m., base cemetery.
  • Olympia Thunder Run to Washington State Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Olympia. 9 a.m., meet at Northwest Harley Davidson and Eagle Leather, Lacey. Email vnvlvmc.olympia@gmail.com for information.
  • Tahoma National Cemetery Ceremony, with guest speakers, 1 p.m., 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, 425-413-9614
  • Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council and Mountain View Memorial Day Ceremony, 2 p.m., 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. SW, Lakewood, 253-584-0252.
  • Milton VFW Memorial Day Service, 1 p.m., veterans memorial at Milton CommunityPark, 15th Avenue and Milton Way.
  • Puyallup Memorial Day Program, 1 p.m. Pioneer Park Pavilion, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup, 360-893-8022.
  • Tumwater American Legion, Post 166, Memorial Day Commemoration, Mills and Mills Memorial Park, 2 p.m., 5725 Littlerock Road SW, Tumwater, 360.357.7743.
  • Washington Soldiers Home Ceremony, with guest speakers Lt. Col. Brandon Bowline, Battalion, Commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas Wrighton, 56th Multifunctional Medical Battalion Joint Base Lewis-McChord, 2 p.m., Chilson Hall, 1301 Orting-Kapowsin Highway, Orting. 360-893-4511
Leave a comment Comments
*
We welcome comments. Please keep them civil, short and to the point. ALL CAPS, spam, obscene, profane, abusive and off topic comments will be deleted. Repeat offenders will be blocked. Thanks for taking part and abiding by these simple rules.

JavaScript is required to post comments.

Follow the comments on this post with RSS 2.0