Regional Veterans Day ceremony is set for Saturday at Sunset Hills Memorial Park

  • Wednesday, November 8, 2017 1:58pm
  • Life

A regional ceremony honoring veterans, active duty military and military families, starts at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 11 at at Sunset Hills Memorial Park cemetery. The event is open to the public.

This Veterans Day event, coordinated by the Cascade Centennial Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, is believed to be the largest such ceremony in Washington State.

Vietnam era veterans will receive the Vietnam War commemorative lapel pin. Senior officers from every branch of service will be on hand to salute veterans, and to welcome home Vietnam era veterans, who will receive the Vietnam War commemorative lapel pin.

Following the ceremony, participants will be invited to place more than 2900 American flags on the graves of veterans buried at Sunset Hills.

Sponsors include the Association of Washington Generals, American Legion Post #161, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #2995, the Seattle Seahawks, and Thrivent Financial Services. Assisting will be representatives of the University of Washington Air Force ROTC, the Patriot Guard Riders, Gold Star Mothers, Gold Star Wives, and various scouting and church organizations.

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