Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park will host its 88th-annual Memorial Day service on Monday, May 26, in its Veterans Memorial Cemetery (11111 Aurora Ave. N.).
Scouts, churches, local organizations and families will place flags on all the graves in the Veterans Memorial Cemetery early Monday morning.
A 1:30 p.m. concert will feature marches, patriotic selections and other music provided by the Seattle Pacific University Symphonic Wind Ensemble and Drum Corp.
The Service of Remembrance will begin at 2 p.m. with the Parade of Colors, followed by The National Anthem, which will be sung this year by Maria Kesovija, and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Carol Ridenhour and David Bloch, son of Medal of Honor recipient Orville Bloch.
Chaplain Major W. Jonah Brummett, WSG, will lead the Invocation and Benediction, with the Memorial Day Address by U.S. Army Brigadier Gen. John M. Cho.
The Advisory Board will then lead the Wreath Placement Ceremony.
The program will conclude with a ringing of the Liberty Bell 21 times, including a Color Guard from the Marine Corps Security Battalion, Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, followed by Taps and the Retiring of the Colors.
The program will end around 3 p.m.
The public is invited to visit the graves of the cemetery’s five Medal of Honor recipients. Three are interred within the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, and two are located in Sections O and W. One additional Medal of Honor recipient is across the street, on the west side of Aurora; his family plot is south of the Arbor Crest Mausoleums in the northwest corner of the cemetery. Maps to the gravesites will be included in the program.