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2023 Memorial Day Observance

May 17, 2023 | General, Patriotic Traditions/Celebrations, VFW Celebrations/Events

May 29, 2023 – 11:00 AM

Please join Tacoma Historical Society for the only Memorial Day observance within the Tacoma city limits. The event is free and everyone is welcome. The ceremony will be held at the Tacoma War Memorial Park, (N. Jackson Ave & the On Ramp to eastbound WA-16). Parking is available at the Narrows Park & Ride lot at the intersection of 6th Ave and S MacArthur Street.

This year, for the 16th annual event, the Historical Society will feature an All-City Junior ROTC Color Guard, representing all the JROTC units in the Tacoma School District, a brass ensemble from the 133rd Army Band from the Washington National Guard, a wreath laying by American Legion Post 2 in Spanaway, and a keynote speaker (TBD). Narrows Bridge VFW Post 10018 will provide a table for poppies and small US flags.

Following the ceremony, Narrows Bridge VFW Post 10018 will host a lunch from noon to 2:00 pm for anyone participating in the event. Narrows Bridge VFW Post is located at 4741 N. Baltimore Street (near 48th Street) in Tacoma.


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