American Legion Post invites you to visit Sunnyside Memorial Day Weekend
Saturday, May 27, 2023
Members of the VFW, American Legion, and AMVETS, along with friends, will all meet at Lower Valley Memorial Gardens on Van Belle Road on Saturday, May 27th, at 6:00 AM to place 1,900 American flags on the graves of all veterans buried in Sunnyside. The flags will remain out until the end of Monday--- Memorial Day---- until 6:00 PM.
If you know of a veteran who does not have a flag on their grave, please contact Bill Ingram (830-4554 cell) and let him know. Or let the Management at the Cemetery know,
and a flag will be taken out and placed on the veteran’s grave.
The public is invited to come out and help our local veterans place flags on the graves of our veterans. They are encouraged to bring their children and teach them the importance of this time-honored tradition.
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will provide breakfast at the VFW Hall at 615 North Ave for everyone participating in putting out the flags. The participants are invited to come and share time with each other over breakfast and a hot cup of coffee …… and maybe share a few stories from their days in the military.
Monday, May 29, 2023
Members of the VFW, American Legion, and AMVETS will present two Memorial Day Services on Memorial Day, May 29th. The first Service will take place at the Outlook Cemetery at 9:30 AM. The second Service, which is our Main Service, will take place at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens Cemetery at 7800 Van Belle Road at 11:00 AM at the WAR VETERANS MEMORIAL.
Our program will consist of a reading of the names of all local veterans who have passed away over the last 12 months, a reading of the veterans’ names from Sunnyside who were Killed-In-Action during America’s war since World War One, a Wreath Laying Ceremony, a 21-Gun Salute, TAPS, and the releasing of doves by AMVET member Henry Ebbelaar. Our Guest Speaker this year will be LTC Timothy Horn, Commander of the Yakima Firing Center.
The public is invited to attend our Services on Memorial Day.
We hope to see you there.
Early Memorial Day Morning-----Please remember to lower your flag to half-mast at sunrise on Monday---Memorial Day, and raise the flag to full-mast at noon ----- in Remembrance of our veterans who gave the last full measure of devotion to our nation during our Nation’s wars.
Email Greg Schlieve, American Legion Post Cmdr at: email@example.com Or call him at 509-781-0799 if you have any questions regarding the Memorial Day weekend events.
Or call Bill Ingram, VFW Post Commander: 1-509-830-4554 if you need a flag for a grave.