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Memorial Day weekend events

The following events are taking place throughout the region over the Memorial Day weekend:

Today

Flag dedication: Global Credit Union on Kathleen Avenue in Coeur d’Alene, 10 a.m.

Saturday

Flag-raising ceremony: El Katif Shrine’s Legion of Honor will be the honor guard at the flag-raising ceremony in celebration of Memorial Day. Boy Scout Troop 19 from Spokane then will place American flags at the graves of veterans buried at Holy Cross Cemetery, 7200 N. Wall St. Free. (509) 467-5496.

All weekend

Remembering Roy Rogers and Other Western Heroes: Western artifacts and memorabilia, entertainment at 2 p.m. each day in Heritage Chapel; performance by the Rockin’ B Ranch; veterans display, aerospace display, antique and classic car display, Tree of Remembrance, refreshments and band concert on Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Cross of Inspiration at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. May 29-31, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Riverside Memorial Park, Greenwood Memorial Terrace and Heritage Funeral Home, 508 N. Government Way, Spokane. Free. (509) 838-8900.

Battle of Spokane Falls: Re-enactment presented by the Washington Civil War Association. Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., and Monday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Riverside State Park, Equestrian Area. $10/general, $5/ages 7-16, free/ages 6 and younger. (509) 747-0331.

Maryhill Winery: Ninth annual Memorial Day weekend celebration. Featuring wine tastings, special case discounts and free live music all weekend with performances by RaChiChi (Saturday), Carlyle (Sunday) and Wayman Chapman (Monday). Slow-cooked fare from Lilo’s BBQ will be available for purchase on the winery’s arbor. May 29-31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 9774 Highway 14, Goldendale. Free. (877) 627-9445.

Sunday and Monday

Memorial Weekend Festivities: Red Cross exhibit honoring the 1,000 Spokane women named “Gray Ladies” who were trained and offered patient support during World War II. Vintage uniforms will be on display in the historic Kirtland Cutter Rock Chapel. Monday at 11 a.m.: Marine Corp League Veterans Program. Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave. (509) 459-3347.

Memorial Day

Kootenai County: VFW 889 hosts ceremonies and wreath-laying in Veterans Park at the Third Street Bell in Coeur d’Alene, 9 a.m.; 10 a.m. ceremony at St. Thomas Cemetery on Sherman Avenue, hosted by VFW 889; 11 a.m. ceremony at Forest Cemetery on Government Way in Coeur d’Alene, also city of Hayden ceremony at City Hall on Government Way; 2 p.m. ceremony at Coeur d’Alene Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 7315 N. Government Way, hosted by the Pappy Boyington Detachment 966 Marine Corps League; 3 p.m. National Moment of Silence. (208) 772-2792.

Spokane Memorial Gardens: Service presented by the Greater Spokane Elks No. 228. 10 a.m. 5909 S. Cheney-Spokane Road, Cheney. (509) 459-3347.

State Veterans Cemetery Dedication: Parking along Ritchey Road. Offsite parking encouraged and shuttle service provided from parking lots at Northern Quest Casino, Medical Lake High School and Denny’s Foods. 10:30 a.m. North of West Medical Lake, off Espanola Road, Medical Lake. (509) 242-8351.

Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery: Presented by the Melvin M. Smith Detachment, Marine Corps League of Spokane, along with Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 51. Guest speaker is Capt. John Stevens, who is the inspector-instructor of “P” Battery, 5th Battalion, 14th Marines located at the Navy-Marine Corps Readiness Center. Lunch available for $7 at VFW Post 51, 300 W. Mission Ave., following the ceremony. 11 a.m.-noon. Fairmount Memorial Park Cemetery, Iwo Jima Memorial, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave. Free. (509) 998-9031.

Post Falls: Conducted by Post Falls American Legion Post 143 and featuring state Sen. Jim Hammond and Mayor Clay Larkin. 11 a.m. Evergreen Cemetery, 2834 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. Free. (208) 773-0539.

Medical Lake: 10 a.m., Medical Lake Cemetery, 21419 W. Thorpe Road. (509) 299-5269.



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