An American flag adorns a grave at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

An American flag adorns a grave at Mount Angeles Memorial Park in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Memorial Day ceremonies marked across Peninsula

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article has been updated to correct the address of Gardiner Cemetery.

Memorial Day ceremonies are planned across the North Olympic Peninsula.

Here is a list of planned events:


Memorial performance

PORT ANGELES — The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1024 will perform a Memorial Day ceremony at 9:30 a.m. Monday at Mount Angeles Memorial Park cemetery.

The ceremony will be held at the veterans circle at the cemetery at 45 S. Monroe Road.

The Marine Corps League Mt. Olympus Detachment’s Honor Guard will fire three rifle volleys during the ceremony.

Volunteers are needed to raise large flags at 7 a.m. and smaller flags on veterans’ graves at 8 a.m. at the memorial park and Ocean View Cemetery, 3127 W. 18th St.

Flags will be removed at 4 p.m.

Fore more information or to volunteer, phone John Kent at 716-880-6695.

Captain Joseph House

PORT ANGELES — The Captain Joseph House Foundation, 1108 S. Oak St., will host a memorial service from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The service will honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.

The event is free and open to the public.

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.


Joint ceremony

SEQUIM — Memorial Day ceremonies will be held in the city Monday beginning at Sequim View Cemetery at 11 a.m. This is a joint ceremony with the American Legion and Sequim VFW Post 4760.

From there, the American Legion will go to Jamestown Cemetery at 11:30 a.m., Dungeness Cemetery at noon and Blue Mountain Cemetery at 12:45 p.m.

All cemeteries will have flags on marked veterans’ graves from Saturday morning until Monday evening.

American Legion Post 62 places and retrieves the flags.

To volunteer to help, call Cmdr. Carl Bradshaw at 360-775-1477.


Memorial service

GARDINER — The public is invited to attend Gardiner Community Cemetery’s Memorial Day services at 12:30 p.m. Monday.

The Sequim VFW Post 4760 and American Legion will have a combined ceremony at the cemetery, 137 Gardiner Cemetery Road.

For more information, contact Diane Martin at or 360-797-7515.


Quilts of valor

PORT TOWNSEND — Quilts will be presented to 15 local veterans at the Marvin G. Shields Memorial Post’s 25th annual Memorial Day observance at three cemeteries starting at 10 a.m. Monday.

The post’s Honor Guard will be at Fort Worden Cemetery at 10 a.m., Laurel Grove Cemetery at 10:30 a.m. and St. Mary’s Cemetery at 11 a.m.

The Port Townsend Summer Band will present a half-hour concert at 11:30 a.m. at the American Legion, on the corner of Monroe and Water streets, immediately preceding the noon ceremonies.

A potluck buffet provided by the legion will follow the services.

The public is invited to attend.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national group whose mission is to provide a quilt for each veteran who has been affected by war.

For information, phone Karl Bach, board member of Post 26 American Legion, at 360-344-3658 or email


City ceremony

FORKS — The city of Forks will host a Memorial Day program at the Forks Cemetery on Calawah Way at 11 a.m. Monday.

The Fletcher-Wittenborn VFW Rifle Squad and the Cub Scouts of Pack 4467 will participate.

The scouts will also lower the flag at Forks City Hall and the Forks Transit Center.

The public is welcome to attend.

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