Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. It became an official federal holiday in 1971, but was originally known as Decoration Day in the years following the Civil War.
Locally, several remembrances are planned throughout Okanogan County today.
In Tonasket, the American Legion Post 82 will host three ceremonies starting at 11 a.m.
The first will be at the Fourth Street bridge, the second will be at the Tonasket Cemetery, north of town on Highway 7, and a third will take place at the Veterans Legacy Memorial, 1 Tonasket Shop Road.
Other local ceremonies are planned at the following cemeteries:
Malott Cemetery, 8 a.m.
Dry Coulee Cemetery, 8:30 a.m.
Okanogan Cemetery, 9 a.m.
Okanogan Memorial Cemetery, 9: 30 a.m.
Conconully Cemetery, 10: 30 a.m.
Omak Cemetery, 11:15 a.m.
Riverside Cemetery, 11:45 a.m. ♦
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