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Memorial Day services for Kent area

Medals on the uniform of a local veteran, during 2007 Memorial Day services at Tahoma National Cemetery. - Laura Pierce, Kent Reporter
Medals on the uniform of a local veteran, during 2007 Memorial Day services at Tahoma National Cemetery.
— image credit: Laura Pierce, Kent Reporter

Hillcrest Cemetery

The annual Memorial Day service at Kent's Hillcrest Cemetery starts 10 a.m. May 31, and will be hosted by the American Legion Post No. 15 of Kent. Guest speaker will be Mayor Suzette Cooke. The Coast Guard Auxiliary Color Guard from Flotilla 24 will present the colors and the Kentwood Junior ROTC Honor Guard will perform the rifle salute. Assisting with flag displays will be Girl Scout Troup 50810, Boy Scout Troop 406, and Cub Scout Troop 474. Hillcrest Cemetery is located at 1005 Reiten Road.

Tahoma National Cemetery

American Legion Post No. 15 Honor Guard of Kent will perform rifle-salute honors at 1 p.m. May 31 at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 S.E. 240th St.,Kent. In addition there will be speakers and live music at the annual event in the national cemetery, as well as opportunities for all to visit veteran grave sites. Call the cemetery at 425-413-9614 during business hours for more information.

Saint Patrick Cemetery

Rev. Richard Ward will be the celebrant and homilist for Memorial Day services 10:10 a.m. May 31 at Saint Patrick Cemetery, located at South 204th and Orilla Road in Kent. The cemetery will be decorated with flags to honor its veterans. For more information contact the cemetery at 253-838-2240.

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