Members of Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion lead with a series of flags at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sequim View Cemetery in 2018. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins

Members of Jack Grennan Post 62 of the American Legion lead with a series of flags at the Memorial Day ceremony at Sequim View Cemetery in 2018. Sequim Gazette file photo by Erin Hawkins

Sequim, Port Angeles set Memorial Day events

Post 62 of the American Legion will be hosting Memorial Day ceremonies at local cemeteries on Monday, May 27.

Services will be held at 11a.m., Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way; 11:30 a.m., Jamestown Cemetery, Cemetery Road; noon, Dungeness Cemetery, 2153 Lotzgesell Road; and 12:45 p.m., Blue Mountain Cemetery, Blue Mountain Road.

Flags are placed on marked veterans’ graves by the post.

For more information or to volunteer, call Carl Bradshaw at 360-775-1477.

Gardiner service

The Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Carlsborg Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold Memorial Day services at Gardiner Community Cemetery at 12:30 pm on Monday, May 27, 2019.

A flag will be displayed on each veteran’s grave site, around the cemetery and down the sidewalk.

The public is invited to attend, but parking is limited so car pools are recommended.

The Gardiner Cemetery is the burial place for Marvin G. Shields, a Jefferson County native and the only U.S. Navy Seabee to be awarded the Medal of Honor.

For more information, call any of the cemetery commissioners: Jim Hueter, 360-681-2766; Terry Wood, 360-797-0066; or Diane Martin, 360-797-7515.

Port Angeles events

On Sunday, the Captain Joseph House Foundation will host a memorial service in front of the Captain Joseph House, 1108 S. Oak St. from 2-5 p.m Sunday, May 26.

The service will honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. A tour of the house will follow the service and refreshments will be provided.

The Captain Joseph House Foundation is a nonprofit created to lend support to Gold Star families. Gold Star families are parents, siblings, children and spouses of service members who died while on active duty during wartime in the military. )

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1024 will perform a Memorial Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 27, at Mount Angeles Memorial Park cemetery’s veterans circle, 45 S. Monroe Road.

Volunteers are needed to place flags on veterans’ graves at 8 a.m. Saturday at the Memorial Park and at Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 W. 18th St. on Saturday. Additionally, volunteers are needed to raise large flags at 7 a.m. Monday and to remove the flags at 4 p.m. at both cemeteries.

Fore more information or to volunteer, call John Kent at 716-880-6695.

A veterans memorial is planned from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, May 31, at Veterans Park, 217 S. Lincoln St.

The monthly memorial is conducted by Marine Corps League, Mount Olympus Detachment of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion, Patriot Riders and National Guard. The memorial includes reading the names of local veterans, ringing a replica of the Liberty Bell after each name, presenting a flag to a family member of one of the deceased, a rifle salute, a bugler playing taps and a piper.

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