WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. — The following events are scheduled to commemorate Memorial Day, a federal holiday observed on Monday, May 30th this year, honoring those who died while serving in the military.
Whatcom Memorial Day Parade in Bellingham (Saturday, May 28)
The Whatcom Memorial Day Parade will start at 12pm at Alabama Street and Cornwall Avenue in Bellingham.
Avenue of Flags at Greenacres Memorial Park (Sunday, May 29)
Whatcom Allied Veterans Council will be continuing the return of over 1,850 veterans’ flags lining the “Avenue of Flags” all weekend at Greenacres Memorial Park located at the corner of W Axton Road and Northwest Drive in Ferndale.
This year’s events schedule begins with music at noon on Sunday, May 29th. At 1pm, the remembrance ceremony will begin and will include commemoration of a new permanent feature at the entrance to the Allied Veterans Plaza, the “Gold Star Mothers’ Memorial Arbor.” The ceremonies will end with a dove release.
Lynden cemeteries Memorial Day ceremonies (Monday, May 30)
Ceremony at Enterprise Cemetery (Monday, May 30)
Ferndale American Legion Kulshan Post 154 is holding a Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30th at 11am at Enterprise Cemetery, 7041 Vista Drive in Ferndale. The event will feature a keynote speaker, a flag folding ceremony, and the playing of taps. For more information, contact Post Adjutant Tom Darling at 360-647-3475.
Memorial Day program at the Bellingham American Legion Post (Monday, May 30)
American Legion Albert J Hamilton Post 7 is holding a Memorial Day program at the Post, 1688 W Bakerview Road in Bellingham, on May 30th at 12pm to 2pm. This will include a Post Everlasting ceremony with honor guard followed by laying of memorial wreaths.
Memorial Day is the only day when US flags are flown at half-staff except when directed by the US President or state governor. On Memorial Day, US flags are raised to half-staff at sunrise on and left there until noon when they are to be raised to full staff the remainder of the day.