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City to Honor Veterans on Memorial Day at Veterans Memorial Park

May 12, 2015

For more information contact:
Preeti Shridhar,
Deputy Public Affairs Administrator, 425-430-6569
Casey Stanley, Neighborhoods Resources and Events, 425-430-6600
Darrell M Pilat, Frank R. Vaise VFW Post # 1263, 206.999.7938

Veterans MemorialWHAT: 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 is coordinated by Frank R. Vaise, VFW Post # 1263, and includes an invocation by the local chaplain of the Fred Hancock American Legion Post #19 (VFW Post #1263), presentation of colors, and a rendition of the National Anthem. A ceremonial wreath honoring the five branches of military service will be presented at the memorial, and an Honor Guard, playing of taps, and singing of a patriotic song will conclude the ceremony.

Veterans Memorial Park features five walls in the shape of a star representing the five different branches of the service. Engraved titles line the wall to commemorate veterans. Applications to purchase titles are available online at rentonwa.gov or you may call 425-430-6600 to receive an application.

WHO: City of Renton Mayor Denis Law
Speaker from WAARNG
Frank R. Vaise, VFW Post # 1263 (event coordinator)
Fred Hancock American Legion Post #19
Bruce Feltmann, American Legion, Chaplain
Buglers & Vocalist

WHEN: Monday, May 25, 2015, 1:00 p.m.

WHERE: Veterans 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 3:00 p.m.

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

For more information visit rentonwa.gov.