Memorial Day Celebration
Posted on 05/21/2019
Memorial Day 2018

May 21, 2018

City of Renton Contacts
Sonja Mejlaender, Recreation & Neighborhoods, 425-430-6514
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569

City Honors Veterans on Memorial Day

Wreaths at Memorial DayWHAT: City of Renton’s annual Memorial Day ceremony. Ceremony will include representatives from VFW Posts #1263 and #3436 and American Legion Post #19, as well as the Renton Police Department Color Guard and VFW Post #1263 Ceremonial Honor Guard.

Denis Law, Mayor, City of Renton
Darrell Pilat, VFW Post #1263
Chaplain Bruce Feltmann, VFW Post #1263 & American Legion Post #19
David Waggoner, guest speaker, Army Veteran, VFW Post #3436
Debbie Dawson, bugler
Carol Ann Witschi, Renton City Councilmember/vocalist

WHEN: Monday, May 27, 2018, 1 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans Memorial Park, 523 Third Avenue, Renton, WA 98057. Parking is available nearby at 200 Mill Avenue South

Veterans Memorial Park features five walls in the shape of a star which represent the five branches of the service. Tiles engraved with the names of veterans are mounted on the walls. Information on purchasing a tile can be found online or by calling 425-430-6600.

The Renton History Museum, adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park, will be open from 12 to 3 p.m. and will debut a new World War II exhibit, “Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons & Dragon.” Museum admission is free on May 27.

About the City of Renton

The City of Renton, Washington, with a population of 104,100 (2018), is located on the southeast shore of Lake Washington, just south of Seattle. Renton's strong economic base, diverse marketplace and favorable business climate have attracted the attention of nationally recognized companies that are providing employees and their families an outstanding quality of life. Renton is the home of Boeing, PACCAR, IKEA, the Seattle Seahawks, and the eternal resting place of Jimi Hendrix. More information can be found on our website, news releases, or Facebook, Twitter, and Nextdoor pages.


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