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Allied Veterans Memorial (May 24, 2020)

UPDATED: Ferndale Memorial Day event viewable online at noon today

FERNDALE, Wash. — The Allied Veterans Memorial, located in Greenacres Memorial Park, will be the scene of a Memorial Day event at noon on today, May 25th, that will be broadcast live below by My Ferndale News.

According to organizers, the program for the event entitled, “Honoring those who never came home” is as follows.

The event begins at noon with the raising of the flag with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Star-Spangled Banner.

There will be an invocation by Lonnie Rose followed by “America the Beautiful.”

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There will be a recognition of the wreaths placed at the Allied Veterans Memorial.

  • Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19
  • VFW Post 1585
  • VFW Post 1585 Auxiliary
  • VFW Post 9301
  • Vietnam Veterans of American Chapter 165
  • Whatcom Allied Veterans Council

Presentation by Gene Goldsmith, Vietnam Veteran, Commander of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 19 and President of Whatcom Allied Veterans Council followed by “God Bless America.”

Benediction by Lonnie Rose, Vietnam Veteran, Commander of Lynden VFW Post 9301 and Chaplain of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 165.

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Music by Larry and Susan Murray, Bonnie Ledray and Gene Goldsmith.

The short program is expected go 30 minutes or less.

Those attending in person will be encouraged to practice social distancing and wear face masks. The recorded live broadcast video is being provided for those choosing not to attend during current concerns over the COVID-19 disease pandemic.

The live video feed from the event will be viewable below. A recorded version will be available in its place after the event.

Avenue of Flags display at Greenacres Memorial Park. (May 29, 2016) Photo: My Ferndale News
Avenue of Flags display at Greenacres Memorial Park. (May 29, 2016) Photo: My Ferndale News

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