Memorial Day weekend events
Memorial Day events in the Seattle area include services at Fort Lawton, at the Museum of Flight, at Paine Field in Everett, and at several American Legion posts.
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Several groups will pause to mark the Memorial Day holiday with events today, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. Here's what's happening around the area.
Seattle Veterans Museum — Displays will honor local military veterans and the Remembrance Garden memorial will be open, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Saturday and Monday, on the west side of Benaroya Hall on Second Avenue between Union and University streets, Seattle; donations appreciated (www.seattleveteransmuseum.org).
Remember Me — Kids and adults can plant a flower container for Memorial Day at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sunnyside Nursery, 3915 Sunnyside Blvd., Marysville; $15 (425-334-2002 or www.sunnysidenursery.net).
Memorial Day Panel and Program — Panel of World War II Tuskegee Airmen will discuss their experiences at the Museum of Flight at 2 p.m. Sunday. Then on Monday, the Memorial Day program — with patriotic music by the Boeing Employees Concert Band and speeches from special guests — starts at noon Monday. At the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle; $7.50-$14 (free admission for veterans and active-duty military with ID on Memorial Day; 206-764-5720 or www.museumofflight.org).
American Legion Memorial Day — Seattle's American Legion Cathay Post 186 will have services to honor American armed-services members who gave their lives for their country at 4 p.m. Monday, Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S., Seattle (425-502-9225).
Magnolia Memorial Day Services — American Legion Post 123 has Memorial Day services at 10 a.m. Monday in Magnolia Village, 32nd Avenue West and West McGraw Street, in Seattle; and at 11 a.m. at Fort Lawton Cemetery, Discovery Park, Seattle (206-909-6853).
Edmonds Memorial Day Ceremony — A service to remember those who died while in military service, with special recognition to the Seabees (all current and former Seabees invited). Attendees should bring a lawn chair. 11 a.m. Monday at Edmonds Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds (425-771-4741 or www.ci.edmonds.wa.us/cemetery.stm).
Paul G. Allen's Flying Heritage Collection Memorial Day Forum — Members of the community, World War II bomber-crew members and other war veterans will pay tribute to the men and women who sacrificed their lives for their country, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, Paine Field, 3407 109th St. S.W., Everett; $8-$10 admission to Flying Heritage Collection (free for all veterans on Monday; 206-343-1543 or www.flyingheritage.com).
Seattle Times staff
In the original version of this story, published May 22, 2009, the plane in the photo was incorrectly identified as the Superman Spitfire. It is the Supermarine Spitfire. It was corrected May 22, 2009.
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