Memorial Day

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Veterans Memorial Park
Renton, WA 98057

Memorial Day 2023

The City of Renton honors military veterans each Memorial Day in a ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park.

Graphic: 2023 Memorial Day

To honor the brave men and women who have lost their lives in service to our country, please join city staff, Frank R. Vaise VFW Post #1263, and Fred Hancock, American Legion Post #19, at our annual Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 29, at 1 p.m. in Veterans Memorial Park (523 S. Third St.).

Featured Speaker: Col. Jack Mushallo, brigade commander with the Army National Guard.

Welcomes: Mayor Armondo Pavone and Darrell Pilat from VFW Post #1263 in Renton.

Singers: Lindbergh High School students senior Devin Bounyavong-Santos and sophomore Alana Edwards will also sing our National Anthem and America The Beautiful.

Museum: Renton History Museum offers free admission and is open before and after the ceremony, from 12 to 3 p.m. Their feature exhibit is “People of the Inside,” the story of the Duwamish before and after white settlers came to Renton.

Special thanks to Frank R. Vaise, VFW Post #1263, and Fred Hancock, American Legion Post #19, for their leading roles in the program.

All city facilities are closed on May 29 in observance of Memorial Day.

Veteran's Testimonials

Fred DeBerry
American Legion Post 19, Renton
Vietnam 1965-1968

Darrell Pilat
VFW Post 1263, Renton
Vietnam, 1969-1970

Traci Williams
VFW Post 1263, Renton

Coloring Pages

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American Legion

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Veterans of Foreign Wars

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DIY: Make Your Own Poppy

In this video, Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Spencer shows how you can make your own poppy at home. 

Printable Window Decoration

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Memorial Day Event 2022

Plaque Application

Veterans Memorial Park Plaque Application

Veterans Memorial Park offers a unique setting to view and reflect on the names of nearly 2,000 veterans etched into marble plaques. Each plaque holds special meaning and deserves to be respected.

Applications are available online or by calling 425-430-6600.

Application should be returned to:

City of Renton
Community Services Department
Attention: Parks & Trails Division - 6th Floor
1055 S Grady Way
Renton WA 98057

Veteran's Wall

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