VETERANS DAY WEEKEND EVENTS
Some public Veterans Day observances in the Puget Sound region.
11 a.m., State Capitol Rotunda, Olympia.
Thurston County Veterans Council hosts annual event starting with music at 10:30. Visitors are encouraged to bring a cushion for more comfortable seating on the marble stairs.
11 a.m., Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent.
Annual Veterans Day ceremony.
2 p.m., War Memorial Park, Tacoma.
Annual Veterans Day ceremony at the park located at Sixth Avenue and MacArthur Street, near the Narrows Bridge. The 56th Army Band brass ensemble is scheduled to play.
2 p.m., Washington Soldiers Home, Orting.
Annual event features Lt. Col. Patrick Wright of the 191st Infantry Brigade as guest speaker, with music by the Puyallup Community Band.
11 a.m., Evergreen Washelli Cemetery, Seattle.
The cemetery’s 63rd Annual Veterans Day Memorial Celebration will feature U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, who will give remarks on the duty owed to the nation’s veterans. The event is a service of remembrance and will take place at the Doughboy statue at the base of the Veterans Memorial Cemetery.
1 p.m., Pioneer Park Pavilion, downtown Puyallup.
Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Joe Jackson, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroism in Vietnam, will speak at Puyallup’s annual Veterans Day program. The event includes local groups playing a program of patriotic music and standards, and stories of military service told by veterans. Cadets from local Junior ROTC high schools also will participate.