The Captain Joseph House Foundation will present its annual Memorial Day program from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today in front of the Captain Joseph House.
The service at 1108 S. Oak St., in Port Angeles is the earliest of Memorial Day ceremonies planned on the North Olympic Peninsula. Other ceremonies honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. armed forces are set for Monday.
A tour of the Captain Joseph House will follow the service and refreshments will be provided. The Captain Joseph House Foundation is a nonprofit created to lend support to Gold Star families.
Gold Star families are parents, siblings, children and spouses of service members who died while on active duty during wartime in the military.
Here are the ceremonies scheduled on Monday.
PORT ANGELES — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 1024 will perform a Memorial Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Angeles Memorial Park cemetery.
The ceremony will be at the veterans circle at the cemetery at 45 S. Monroe Road. Flags also will be placed on veterans’ graves at Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 W. 18th St., also Saturday.
Volunteers are needed to raise large flags at 7 a.m. Monday and to remove the flags at 4 p.m. at both cemeteries.
For more information or to volunteer, call John Kent at 716-880-6695.
FORKS — A Memorial Day ceremony will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at the Forks Cemetery on Calawah Way.
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Fletcher-Wittenborn Post 9106; the city of Forks; American Legion Post 106; Boy Scouts; and other groups will provide a brief program.
For more information, call 360-640-2581.
SEQUIM — Post 62 of the American Legion will host Memorial Day ceremonies at local cemeteries Monday.
Services will be at 11 a.m., Sequim View Cemetery, 1505 Sequim-Dungeness Way; 11:30 a.m., Jamestown Cemetery, Cemetery Road; noon, Dungeness Cemetery, 2153 Lotzgesell Road;and 12:45 p.m., Blue Mountain Cemetery, Blue Mountain Road.
Flags will be placed on marked veterans’ graves by the post.
For more information or to volunteer, call Carl Bradshaw at 360-775-1477.
GARDINER — The Sequim Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Carlsborg Veterans of Foreign Wars will host Memorial Day services at Gardiner Community Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
A flag will be displayed on each veteran’s grave site, around the cemetery and down the sidewalk.
The public is invited to attend, but parking is limited so carpools are recommended.
The Gardiner Cemetery is the burial place for Marvin G. Shields, a Jefferson County native and the only U.S. Navy Seabee to be given the Medal of Honor.
For more information, call any of the cemetery commissioners: Jim Hueter, 360-681-2766; Terry Wood, 360-797-0066; or Diane Martin, 360-797-7515.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Marvin Shields Post 26 American Legion Hall will observe Memorial Day at local cemeteries Monday.
The post will conduct services at 10 a.m. at Fort Worden Cemetery, 2213 Spruce St.; 10:30 a.m. at Laurel Grove Cemetery, Cemetery St.; and at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, 4299 San Juan Ave.
The Port Townsend Summer Band, directed by Miles Vokurka, will perform at Legion Hall, 209 Monroe St., starting at 11:30 a.m.
At noon will be a ceremony at the hall. It will include the presentation, by Quilts of Valor, of handmade quilts to 27 veterans. The ceremony will conclude with the laying of wreaths at the dock near the legion hall.
A potluck lunch will be served in the hall after the ceremony.
CHIMACUM — The Bruce F. Matheson Post 7498 Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday.
The ceremony will be at Greenwood Cemetery, 9099 state Highway 19, Chimacum.