Memorial Day ceremony set for Auburn's Mountain View Cemetery

Auburn's Bill Peloza, commander of VFW Post 1741, extends a salute as Boy Scouts look on during a past Memorial Day ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery.
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For the Reporter

A special Memorial Day ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 27 in the flag plaza at Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn.

The public is invited.

The cemetery will display many American flags on the grounds and at each veteran's grave site decorated with a small flag donated by Auburn's VFW Post 1741.

Boy Scout Troop 401 will be placing the flags and grooming grave sites from 9 a.m. to noon on the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 26.

"Boy Scout Troop 401 has been serving Auburn for 90 years," said Troop 401 Community Services Manager Mary Wilson. "We come out to Mountain View Cemetery every year to place American flags at every veteran's grave because we feel it's very important to remember each soldier, their service, their lives and their memory."

The ceremony will include comments by Mayor Peter Lewis; a performance of "God Bless America" and the national anthem by Auburn Mountainview Choir soloist Nicole Costa, an invocation by Chaplain Michael Hursh; a color guard presentation by Boy Scout Troops 398 of Federal Way and Auburn's Troop 401; comments by Post Commander Tony Dohse of Auburn VFW Post 1741; and a rifle salute and Taps by the Inter-Tribal Warrior Society.

The cemetery also is offering special office hours during the Memorial Day weekend to assist families. Office hours will be 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday; 12-4 p.m. Sunday, and 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday.



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