Memorial Day events planned
July 4, 2008 · Updated 11:02 AM
Flags will be unfurled, wreaths placed at graves and tear will flow as Taps is played at Memorial Day events Monday, May 27 in Bremerton.
Here is a list of known Memorial Day events:
l USS Turner Joy, Bremerton: Sponsored by the Bremerton/ Olympic Peninsula Chapter of the Navy League of the United States, this event begins at 9 a.m. aboard the USS Turner Joy at the Bremerton boardwalk. The speaker will be Cmdr. George Ridgeway of the Subase Bangor chapel. A rifle squad from the Bangor Marine Corps Security Force and the Sea Cadets honor guard will assist. Chapter President Vern Young, a retired Navy captain, will throw the ceremonial wreath into the waters of Sinclair Inlet. The public is welcome and refreshments will be served.
l Forest Lawn Cemetery, Bremerton: Branch 29 of the Fleet Reserve Association of Bremerton along with the Ladies Auxiliary of FRA Unit 29 hosts a joint Memorial Day Service at 11 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 5409 Kitsap Way (just south of Miller-Woodlawn Cemetery) in Bremerton. Upon entering the cemetery, veer right until you near the flag pole where the services will be held. Capt. Dan Cloyd, commanding officer of the supply ship USS Sacramento will be guest speaker. The services will be supported by the USMC Security Force Co., Bangor Subase Rifle Team and a Navy Band. Open to the public.
l Ivy Green Cemetery, Bremerton: Veterans of Foreign War District No. 4 and