Memorial Day services set for Monday

May 19, 2009

By Staff

Members of the VFW Post No. 3436, led by Post Cmdr. David Waggoner  (foreground) perform Memorial Day services at Hillside Cemetery last year. File

Members of the VFW Post No. 3436, led by Post Cmdr. David Waggoner (foreground) perform Memorial Day services at Hillside Cemetery last year. File

The local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold a 10 a.m. Memorial Day service at Hillside Cemetery.

Issaquah City Councilman Fred Butler, a veteran of the U.S. Army, will be the guest speaker. The Issaquah High School junior ROTC will provide a color guard and a 21-gun salute at the conclusion of the service. In observance of Memorial Day, flags will be flown at half-staff.

At 9 a.m. May 23, VFW members and Boy Scouts will begin placing flags and crosses at gravesites, said Dave Waggoner, senior vice commander of the local VFW post.

“We’re one of the last little towns who still holds a service at the cemetery,” Waggoner said.

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