Remember Those Who Served This Memorial Day Weekend
This Weekend Please Remember The True Meaning Of This Very Important Day. Memorial Day. To The Men and Women Who Served Our Country Proudly. 92.9 The Bull Salutes and Honors You.
There will be several opportunities this Memorial Day weekend to honor those who gave their lives for the United States.
* The Combat Veterans United will be at the Fallen Soldier’s Monument in Yakima’s Sarg Hubbard park from noon to 4 p.m., selling memorial bricks for the base of the monument. For more information, call Bryan Gerken, 509-388-4230.
* Yakima’s Memorial parade begins at 10 a.m. The route will follow Yakima Avenue, proceeding east from Sixth Avenue to Naches Avenue. Staging for parade participants begins at 8:30 a.m. between Yakima Avenue and Walnut Street. For more information, call Ed Falter, 966-0760. The parade will feature bands, motorized units, law enforcement officers and unusual vehicles. It’s sponsored by the Marine Corps League.
* Lower Valley: Sunnyside volunteers will meet at 6 a.m. at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens on Van Belle Road to place flags on the graves of veterans. Afterwards, the Sunnyside VFW Ladies Auxiliary will serve a free breakfast for the volunteers at the post, 615 North Ave.
* The Yakima VFW conducts ceremonies at Tahoma Cemetery on 16th Avenue beginning at 10 a.m. with a speaker to be announced and the singing of the national anthem.
* Vietnam Veterans of America conducts a ceremony beginning at 1 p.m. at the Greenway’s Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima with color guard, national anthem, invocation, speakers and presentation of the wreath/21-gun salute by the Yakama Warriors Association. For more information, call Jesse Villanueva, 509-480-1484.
* In Outlook at 9:30 a.m., veterans groups will hold a memorial service at the Outlook Cemetery. At 11 a.m., veterans will hold a service at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens in Sunnyside. Both services will include laying of wreaths, a reading of the names of deceased veterans and speeches by local dignitaries, a 21-gun salute and taps.
At 6 p.m., volunteers will meet at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens to retrieve the flags.
Thanks To YHR