Evergreen Washelli to hold 65th Veterans Day service

Veterans, their families and the public will gather for a special band concert and Service of Remembrance at the 65th-annual Veterans Day service in Veterans Memorial Cemetery (11111 Aurora Avenue N.), on the grounds of Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, on Tuesday, Nov. 11, starting at 11 a.m.

Flag placement at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Each of the white marble upright markers in the Veterans Section will receive a flag. Veterans and Scout groups will place the flags beginning at 7 a.m.

The Eagles and Letter-Carriers Band will perform at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Service of Remembrance, at 11 a.m.

Participating in the program are the Color Guard from the Marine Corps Security Force Battalion, Bangor; soloist Maria Kesovija, who will sing the national anthem; Edward Fackler, who will offer the Invocation; and Ed Hrivnak, assistant chief of Prevention and Education for Central Pierce Fire and Rescue, the fourth-largest fire department in Washington State, will deliver the Veterans Day address. Skip Dreps will give remarks on the World War I anniversary.

Doyle Burke will sing “America the Beautiful,” and the program will conclude with “Taps” by Staff Sgt. Dannielle Ritacco and a rifle salute by members of Joint Base Lewis-McCord.