MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

MARK KLAAS, Auburn Reporter

Mountain View Cemetery to host Memorial Day ceremony

Sen. Cantwell to speak at Tahoma National; other area events planned

The public is invited to a special Memorial Day ceremony begins at 10 a.m. Monday in the flag plaza at Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn.

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

The cemetery will display American flags on the grounds, with each veteran’s gravesite decorated with a small flag. Auburn’s VFW Post 1741 is donating the small flags.

For more details, call 253-931-3028 or visit mtviewcemeteryauburn.com.

Elsewhere

• U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., is the guest speaker for the Tahoma National Cemetery’s Memorial Day program on Monday.

The ceremony, which honors all military members, begins at 1 p.m. at the cemetery’s Main Flag Pole Assembly Area.

The Cascade Warbirds will do a flyover to begin the ceremony. Assistant cemetery director Jennifer Dehorty will give a welcome speech followed by cemetery director Tom Yokes providing an update of cemetery activities and use.

Keynote speaker will be Monica McNeal, a Gold Star Mother.

Parking space is limited in the cemetery. Visitors should plan on walking to and from their parking spot to the ceremony.

Parking is available for disabled passengers, and a shuttle will be available to take visitors to and from the ceremony assembly area.

The cemetery is at 18600 SE 240th St., Kent.

For more information, visit cem.va.gov, or call 425-413-9614.

• On Sunday, members of the Disabled Americans Veterans, Chapter A-One, No. 33, of Kent, a nonprofit organization, presents its annual Forget-Me-Not Flower charity fundraiser at the Fred Meyer store, 16735 SE 272nd St., Covington.

The fundraiser is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

All charitable donation proceeds go to help Disabled American Veterans, and their widows and orphans of King County.

The Museum of Flight recognizes Memorial Day on Monday with an 11 a.m. performance by the Boeing Employee Concert Band, followed at noon with a special ceremony commemorating fallen U.S. service members.

The keynote speaker will be Naval Aviator Dave Cable, who served in Southeast Asia during 1966 and 1967. Cable flew 100 missions in Grumman A-6A Intruders over North Vietnam while stationed aboard the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise.

Veterans and active U.S. Military (plus their family) receive free admission to the museum with identification.

The museum is at 9404 E. Marginal Way South, Seattle.

• On Saturday, the museum opens “Vietnam Divided: War Above Southeast Asia,” a permanent addition to the museum’s glass-walled main gallery that focuses on the air war over Southeast Asia from 1955-1975.

Using displays based upon the design of military airbase protective barriers, the exhibit is not meant to be a comprehensive history of the War, instead offering new perspectives to the gallery’s Vietnam War aircraft, and highlighting the tactics and technology behind their use in combat.

Personal experiences of the war are shared with filmed stories told by aircrew members from all branches of the U.S. services.

The exhibit spreads in smaller ways throughout the Museum’s campus in Seattle and the Restoration Center in Everett, linking all of the aircraft types – both military and civilian – that were used in the war above Southeast Asia.


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