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Veterans ride in the back of a truck down Olympic Avenue as part of last year's Arlington Veterans Day parade on Nov. 11, 2018.

 

Veterans Day will be honored by ceremonies and events put on by the American Legion in both Marysville and Arlington this year.

The Nov. 11 holiday marks the anniversary of the end of hostilities for World War I.

Marysville

Marysville will be hosting two events this year, according to Marysville American Legion Post 178 commander Dan Pradera.

Pradera said the day is about remembering the sacrifice of others.

“We’re remembering all of us who have done service,” he said.

“We recognize the POWs and those MIA, all those who never made it home to their families,” said Pradera.

The first event of the day is putting up flags from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“We are working in cooperation with Union Bank to put up some flags at the Marysville Cemetery,” said Pradera.

The Marysville Cemetery is located at 8801 State Ave., Marysville.

Those who want to help remember the veterans are welcome to help put up flags at the cemetery as well.

Later in the day, the Legion Post will hold an open house at their hall. The local Post’s hall is located at 119 Cedar Ave., Marysville.

“We’re having a ceremony and open house that is beginning at 5 p.m.,” said Pradera.

After the ceremony they will be serving dinner as well as watching the Seattle Seahawks game that is scheduled for the day.

“Anyone is welcome to help with the flags or come down to our ceremony at our hall,” said Pradera.

Arlington

Arlington’s American Legion Post 76 will put on their annual parade down Olympic Avenue again this year.

The parade begins at 11 a.m. and travels along downtown Olympic Avenue to Legion Park.

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