Memorial Day ceremonies in Jefferson County are set for today in Port Townsend, Gardiner and Chimacum.
PORT TOWNSEND — The Marvin Shields Post 26 American Legion Hall will observe Memorial Day at local cemeteries today.
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.
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. today.
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.
CHIMACUM — The Bruce F. Matheson Post 7498 Veterans of Foreign Wars will host a memorial ceremony at 3 p.m. today
The ceremony will be at Greenwood Cemetery, 9099 state Highway 19, Chimacum.
Memorial Day services are scheduled at Sequim-area cemeteries today beginning at 11 a.m., at Mount Angeles Memorial Park cemetery in Port Angeles at 9:30 a.m. and at the Forks Cemetery on Calawah Way at 11 a.m.