Many of you may be off tomorrow for Veterans Day. And even if you are not, you can still enjoy some of these events and tips for Veterans Day. Here is a list of thing to do around Seattle, and ways that you can honor our country's veterans. Thank you for your service!
Future of Flight
Aviation Center Honors Veterans:
Free admission to all U.S. and
Canadian military veterans and active duty military with ID, including free
Boeing tours on space-available basis, 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., last tour at 3 p.m.
Sunday-Monday, Future of Flight Aviation Center & Boeing Tour, 8415 Paine
Field Blvd., Mukilteo; $9-$18 (425-438-8100 or www.futureofflight.org).
Veterans Day Memorial
Flag placement at each
veteran marker, volunteers needed, 7 a.m.; music, 10:30 a.m., service, 11 a.m.
Monday, Evergreen Washelli, 11111 Aurora Ave. N.,Seattle (206-362-5200 or www.washelli.com). Since 1927, the Evergreen-Washelli cemetery has had a goal
of creating “The Arlington of the West” in its Veteran’s
Memorial Cemetery. Although the caretakers do a fantastic job of placing
flags on the thousands of graves of fallen soldiers and their spouses, there is
always room for carnations placed in honor on the resting places of many
unattended souls. The site also features a number of historical artifacts,
including a pair of cannonade from the USS Constitution that became famous as
“Old Ironsides” during the War of 1812.
Veterans Day, Seattle
Learn how veterans help keep us safe,
add to community art project, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday, Seattle Children's
Museum, Seattle Center House, Seattle; $6.50-$7.50 (206-576-2322 or www.thechildrensmuseum.org).
Program honoring veterans, 2 p.m.
Monday, Shoreline City Hall, 17500 Midvale Ave. N., Shoreline (cityofshoreline.com).
Veterans Day Tour,
Edmonds Memorial Cemetery:
Local historians lead tour of more
than 400 veterans interred dating back to the Civil War, 1 p.m. Monday, Edmonds
Memorial Cemetery, 820 15th St. S.W., Edmonds; free (425-776-1543 or cemetery.edmondswa.gov).
Veterans Day, Imagine
Activities to honor veterans, 10
a.m.-5 p.m., ROTC presentation of the colors and music, 1 p.m. Monday, 1502
Wall St., Everett; $9, free admission for veterans (425-258-1006 or www.imaginecm.org).
Visit the Medal of Honor Memorial:
This newly unveiled Medal of Honor memorial is on the beautiful
Seattle campus of the University of Washington. The memorial honors the eight
UW alumni who have received the highest military honor that can be bestowed
upon an individual. The memorial is installed in the roundabout where Memorial
Way (the road entering the campus through the northern gate) lands in front of
Parrington Hall. Lining Memorial Way are 58 sycamore trees planted to honor UW
faculty and students who died in World War I.
Make a Donation to the USO:
Although the popular impression of
the USO is
of an entertainment organization, bringing smiles to the troops, their work
extends beyond that very worthwhile service.
Local public broadcaster KCTS 9 is
offering a full slate of prime-time programming to commemorate this important
day. The line-up begins at 7:00 p.m. with a musical tribute to American
veterans featuring Michael Feinstein and Irish tenor Ronan Tynan in front of
the powerful United States Air Force Band, and accompanied by the Singing
Remember those who may have been
First and foremost, take the time if
you see a man or woman in uniform to thank them for their service. The work
they do should never be taken for granted.
Practical Info and Closures
• Most government offices and
schools will be closed in observance of Veterans Day.
• Most banks will be closed;
some in-store branches open.
• Washington State Ferries
will follow regular Sunday and Monday schedules.
• Community Transit and
Everett Transit operate regular Sunday and Monday schedules.
• Post offices are closed. No
home mail delivery, except express mail.