Events planned for Veterans Day

 

November 8, 2017



Those who wish to honor veterans during this Veterans Day can find local events in Marysville, Arlington and Tulalip this year.

Veterans Day is on Saturday, Nov. 11, the day peace was officially declared in World War I.

Arlington’s American Legion Post 76 will hold their annual Veterans Day parade down Olympic Avenue which will start at 11 a.m.

“The American Legion will lead the parade with the VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars] right behind us,” said David Delancy, Sergeant-at-Arms with the American Legion Post.

Some groups from local schools, such as the Arlington High School Band and the Air Force JROTC from the high school, will join in the parade, as well as various community groups, said Delancy.

After the parade, at 1 p.m., the American Legion Post will also provide a dinner for the public.

The meal will be free to all veterans and non-veterans can pay around $6 or $7 for the food. Delancy said the menu hasn’t been decided on so they don’t have a firm price set yet.

The American Legion Post is at 115 N Olympic Ave, Arlington.

Delancy’s wife, Doreen Delancy, said that a Puget Sound sunset cruise is available for $22 for veterans that day as well.

The nonprofit organization 22 Too Many, which focuses on mental health for veterans, is hosting the event.

More information is available at http://www.twenty22many-olympia.org.

The Marysville American Legion Post 178 will also open their doors for Veterans Day and invite the public to their hall.

“We’ll do what we usually do, which is to have an open house at the American Legion post,” said American Legion Post member Ken Cage.

He said that doors will open at the hall at around 10:30 a.m.

“And then at 11 a.m. we’ll have a ceremony to celebrate the 11th hour of the 11th day [the time during which hostilities were formally ended for World War I],” he said.

The Marysville American Legion Post hall is at 119 Cedar Avenue, Marysville.

The Hibulb Cultural Center provides free admission to veterans during Veterans Day and invites the general public to the center for talks from local veterans.

“Our veterans mean so much to our community,” said Mytyl Hernandez, marketing, membership and public relations for the Hibulb Cultural Center.

“So this is just an opportunity to honor them and celebrate them,” she said. “It’s a chance for the community to come together for the day.”

The posting of the colors begins at 11 a.m., with a roll call from Marine veteran David Fryberg at 11:15 a.m.

Talks from other veterans about personal experiences with archaeological recovery, culture and a veterans healing forum will be available throughout the day.

For more information go to http://www.hibulbculturalcenter.org.

 

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