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City to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day at Veteran’s Memorial Park

May 23, 2011

For more information contact:
Preeti Shridhar
, Communications Director, 425-430-6569
Bonnie Rerecich, Neighborhoods Resources and Events, 425-430-6600
Darrell M Pilat, Frank R. Vaise VFW Post # 1263, 425-430-7610

WHAT: In honor of veterans who have served both at home and abroad, and especially for those who have fallen in the line of duty, the City of Renton is hosting a special event on Memorial Day. The program includes an invocation by the local chaplain of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW Post #1263), presentation of colors, and a rendition of the National Anthem. Wreaths will be presented at the memorial honoring the five branches of military service and a ceremonial Honor Guard, playing of taps, and singing of a patriotic song will conclude the ceremony.

WHO:   City Councilmember King Parker 
           Colonel Gregory Allen, NGWA (Iraq veteran)
           Frank R. Vaise, VFW Post # 1263 (event coordinator)
           Fred Hancock American Legion Post #19
           Pat Darst, VFW Chaplain
           Buglers & Vocalist

WHEN: Monday, May 30, 2011, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Veteran’s Memorial Park, 523 South 3rd Street, Renton. Parking is available at the 200 Mill Building. Renton History Museum will also be open from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

PHOTO-OP: Honoring veterans who have served both at home and abroad; laying of wreaths representing the five different branches of the Service.

For more information visit or the local VFW website at