Arlington, Marysville observe Memorial Day
May 16, 2012 · 3:32 PM
The American Legion posts of Arlington and Marysville will once again be organizing observances of Memorial Day, this year on Monday, May 28.
Memorial Day services are set to start at 11 a.m. at both the Arlington Cemetery, located at 20310 67th Ave. NE, and the Marysville Cemetery, located at 8801 State Ave.
Prior to that point, however, Arlington American Legion members and volunteers will be raising flags at the Arlington Cemetery at 6 a.m., before enjoying a breakfast together at the Arlington Legion Lounge at 115 N. Olympic Ave. at 7 a.m.
Olympic Avenue will also serve as the site for the city of Arlington's annual Memorial Day parade starting at 10 a.m. that day.
The Marysville Cemetery's Memorial Day service will likewise sport more than 230 veterans' flags placed by cemetery staff and Marysville American Legion members, and is expected to feature the Marysville-Pilchuck High School Band and Naval Junior ROTC Color Guard.
Following the Marysville Memorial Day service, the public is invited to an open house and buffet luncheon at the Marysville Legion Post Hall at the corner of Second Street and Cedar Avenue.
Following the Arlington Memorial Day service, the Arlington Cemetery will host a Civil War memorial service at noon, after which Arlington Legion members will conduct another Memorial Day service at the Darrington Cemetery starting at 2 p.m.