Memorial Day Events
14th Annual Battle of Deep Creek - May 26-28. Civil War Re-Enactment and Living History Encampment sponsored by Washington Civil War Association. Hours are Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. with battles at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.; and Monday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with a battle at 1 p.m. Purchase tickets in advance by phone, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or use Paypal. Directions: Take Highway 2 past Fairchild Air Force Base, stay in right hand lane and turn right onto Deep Creek Road, two miles down on the left. May 26, Deep Creek Farms, 811 N. Deep Creek Road, Medical Lake. $10/general, $5/ages 12-16, free/age 11 and younger; entry good for all three days. (509) 995-8619.
Fairmount Memorial Park - May 26-28. Daily, small flags will be handed out daily and Flag Museum at Kirtland Cutter Rock Chapel inside Fairmount will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Cemetery office will be open and staffed to answer questions and assistance that you need. Staffed Tent for finding your loved ones and the staff will print an exact location map - and even lead you and help you find your location. Monday at 11 a.m. at the Iwo Jima Memorial: Marine Corp League at Veterans Memorial inside Fairmount with guest speaker David Condon, Mayor of Spokane, Marine Rifles, Boy Scouts. May 26, Fairmount Memorial Park, 5200 W. Wellesley Ave., by Albi Stadium. (509) 326-3800.
Greenwood Memorial Terrace - May 26-28. Daily, Cemetery office will be open and staffed to answer any questions and assistance that you need. Staffed tent for finding your relatives at Top of Greenwood. The staff will print an exact map and even lead you and help you find your location. Small American flags also handed out daily. Sunday at 6 p.m., Brass Patriotic Band Concert on the top of Greenwood by the Cross of Inspiration. May 26, Greenwood Memorial Terrace Cemetery, 211 N. Government Way. (509) 838-1405.
Riverside Memorial Park - May 26-28. Kirtland Cutter Cottage, just on left before you enter Riverside Cemetery, will be open and staffed to answer any questions and offer assistance that you need. A staffed tent just past entrance at Rose Circle is available for finding your relatives the staff will print out an exact map and even lead you to their location. Also, small American flags will be handed out daily May 26, Riverside Memorial Park, 508 N. Government Way. (509) 838-1405.
Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory - May 26-28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. “Remembering the Titanic (100-year anniversary) and Other Great Shipwrecks.” Enjoy Veterans, Aerospace, and Antique and Classic Car displays; first showing ever of the newly restored, one-of-a-kind 1939 Packard Henny Super 8 Hearse; and the Tree of Remembrance. Daily, noon and 1:30 p.m. Titanic-era Musical Tribute Show in the Heritage Chapel by members of the Rockin’ B Ranch, hosted by Tim Behrens. Refreshments in the reception room. May 26, Heritage Funeral Home and Crematory, 508 N. Government Way. (509) 838-8900.
Spokane Memorial Gardens - May 26-28, Cemetery Office will be open and staffed to answer any questions. Staffed tent on grounds to assist in finding relatives and help find their location. Monday at 10 a.m., Hosted by Spokane Greater Elks with Opening Prayer, Scout Troop 22 presents colors, drum solo by Sweet Adelines and VFW Honor Guard-Volley/Tap/Bugler. May 26, Spokane Memorial Gardens, 5909 S. Cheney-Spokane Road. (509) 448-2620.
Evergreen Cemetery - Post Falls - May 26-28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. daily, the cemetery office and information kiosk will be open to assist with grave locations. May 26, Evergreen Cemetery, 2834 N. Spokane St., Post Falls. (208) 773-0539.
American Heroes Weekend - May 26-28, all military personnel, police officers and firefighters (identification required) receive FREE admission to the park on these days and their immediate family members are half price general admission when purchasing tickets at Silverwood’s front gate. Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and Monday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. May 26, Silverwood Theme Park, 27843 N. Highway 95, Athol, ID. Free to military/police/firefights with ID; $21.49 each for spouse and children. (208) 683-3400.
Memorial Day Service - Hillyard - Presented by Hillyard VFW Post #1474 and Ladies Auxiliary. May 27, 11 a.m., Hillyard Evergreen Cemetery, west side of Market Street, just south of Mead.
Ceremony Honoring Fallen Service Members - The ceremony will include the dedication of over 40 plaques bearing the names of service members with local connections killed in action since September 11, 2001, area veterans, an Honor Guard, and the Patriot Guard Riders. A patriotic service at 10:30 am at Valley 4th will precede the event. The public is invited to attend the church service, the dedication ceremony, and a barbecue after the event, with all proceeds benefiting H.O.M.E. in its ministry to members of the U.S. military and their families. May 27, Noon, Valley Fourth Memorial Church, 2303 S. Bowdish Road, Spokane Valley. (509) 995-0716.
Memorial Day Ceremony - Hayden - Begins at 10 a.m. with the laying of the wreath and tolling of boats at Honeysuckle Beach to honor the service men and women who sacrificed their lives in the military to our country. Ceremony includes a prayer, rifle salute and Taps. The main ceremony begins at 11 a.m. at the PFC Robert J. Gordon Veterans Memorial Plaza at Hayden City Hall. An A-10 flyover will kick off the main event at 10:45 a.m. at City Hall, which include a presentation of colors by the Civil Air Patrol, a bagpipe tribute, the National Anthem, placement of a wreath, Mayor’s Welcome, the Memorial Day Address, musical guest Kiara Klinkefus and a rifle salute. Ceremony concludes with Taps, a retiring of colors and refreshments. May 28, 10 a.m., Hayden City Hall, 8930 N. Government Way, Hayden, Idaho. Free. (208) 772-4411.
Memorial Day Parade - Bonners Ferry - Presented by American Legion, Boundary County Idaho Post #55. Begins at Boundary County Fairgrounds and winds its way through the downtown area. Immediately following the parade, a memorial service at Grandview Cemetery, complete with dignitaries, speakers, firing squad and Taps. May 28, 10 a.m.
Washington State Veterans Cemetery - Medical Lake - Program is outdoors and seating is also limited, so bring a blanket or chair. Parking will be available along Ritchey Road, Northern Quest Resort & Casino, Medical Lake High School, and Denny’s Foods. Carpooling is encouraged. May 28, 11 a.m., Washington State Veterans Cemetery, 21702 W. Espanola Road, Medical Lake. (509) 299-6280.
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