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Memorial Day events

Sun., May 30, 2010, 9:46 a.m.

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 today at 6 p.m. at the Cross of Inspiration at Greenwood Memorial Terrace. 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.

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

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

Battle of Spokane Falls: Re-enactment presented by the Washington Civil War Association. Today, 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.

Memorial Day

Kootenai County: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 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 Post 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. Off-site 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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