Flags adorn each gravesite at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Flags adorn each gravesite at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery on Monday in honor of Memorial Day. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Memorial Day across the Peninsula

  • Olympic Peninsula News Group
  • Monday, May 25, 2020 7:30pm
  • News

Memorial Day ceremonies took place Monday across the North Olympic Peninsula.

In Port Townsend, Shannon Meehan, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26, described why the Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 317 were laying wreaths at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery.

In Sequim, flags at the Sequim View Cemetery adorned gravesites.

In Forks, Dave Williams gave the order for a gun salute at the Forks Cemetery. Forks VFW and American Legion posts made up the squad. They include Mike McCracken, Larry Baysinger, Paul Hampton, Rick Seguin and Joe Wright.

VFW Post commander Tom Hughes led the program with words from Auxilliary President Janet Hughes and Forks Mayor Tim Fletcher, and Chelsea Biciunas ended the ceremony by playing taps on her trumpet.

Shannon Meehan, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26, describes why the Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 317 were laying wreaths on Memorial Day Monday at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Shannon Meehan, president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26, describes why the Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 317 were laying wreaths on Memorial Day Monday at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26 perform a gun salute in honor of Memorial Day at a joint ceremony Monday put on by the Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 317 at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Members of the American Legion Marvin G. Shields Post 26 perform a gun salute in honor of Memorial Day at a joint ceremony Monday put on by the Legion and the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 317 at the Fort Worden Military Cemetery. (Zach Jablonski/Peninsula Daily News)

Flags at the Sequim View Cemetery adorn gravesites on Monday. Local veterans groups cancelled Memorial Day ceremonies with a statewide ban on large gatherings in place. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Flags at the Sequim View Cemetery adorn gravesites on Monday. Local veterans groups cancelled Memorial Day ceremonies with a statewide ban on large gatherings in place. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Dave Williams prepares to give the order for the gun salute Monday morning at the Forks Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Observance. Members of the Forks VFW and American Legion posts made up the squad. They include Mike McCracken, Larry Baysinger, Paul Hampton, Rick Seguin and Joe Wright. VFW Post commander Tom Hughes led the program with words from Auxilliary President Janet Hughes and Forks Mayor Tim Fletcher. Chelsea Biciunas ended the ceremony by playing taps on her trumpet. (Christi Baron/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Dave Williams prepares to give the order for the gun salute Monday morning at the Forks Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day Observance. Members of the Forks VFW and American Legion posts made up the squad. They include Mike McCracken, Larry Baysinger, Paul Hampton, Rick Seguin and Joe Wright. VFW Post commander Tom Hughes led the program with words from Auxilliary President Janet Hughes and Forks Mayor Tim Fletcher. Chelsea Biciunas ended the ceremony by playing taps on her trumpet. (Christi Baron/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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