The City of Mill Creek will hold both a commemoration ceremony and a parade for Memorial Day weekend to honor those who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces.
The commemoration ceremony will be held at 9:00 am on Monday, May 28, 2018, at Mill Creek’s Veterans Monument, located at Library Park.
The ceremony includes laying an honorary wreath, patriotic songs by the Mill Creek Chorale, and a flag ceremony by South Snohomish County Honor Guard. Volunteers will hand out red carnations, which attendees are encouraged to place on the monument followed by a moment of silence during the ceremony.
Later in the day, the city will hold a Memorial Day Parade at 11:00 am.
The parade will wind down Main Street, starting at LA Fitness in the Mill Creek Town Center and ending at City Hall.
The parade’s Grand Marshal is World War II veteran Brigadier General William G. Hathaway, who enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942.
Among the confirmed parade entrants are a street-safe driving antique tank, the Glacier Peak High School marching band, the Seattle Police Department Mounted Patrol Unit, several honor guards, a number of military vehicles, robotic dinosaurs in military apparel, and much more.