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Memorial Day celebrations set for Port Orchard, Manchester

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Sunset Lane Memorial Park is set for 11 a.m. May 26.

Guest speaker will be Lt. Commander Daniel Meyer of the NJROTC at South Kitsap High School.

NJROTC cadets will raise the flag to full staff at noon.

The event is sponsored by the American Legion Post 30 and Fred Needham VFW Post 2669.

Sunset Lane Memorial Park is located at 1000 Bethel Ave.

There will be a Memorial Day Observance at the Manchester Veterans’ Memorial at 3 p.m.

The event will be presented by Fred Needham Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2669 in Port Orchard.

Phil Paquette will speak about the history of Memorial Day.

Rifle salute and taps will be provided by members of VFW Post 2669.

Also, a Memorial Day service and wreath laying ceremony is set for 10 a.m. on the fantail of the historic ship, USS Turner Joy in Bremerton.

Lt. Col Stephen Keane, commanding cfficer of the Marine Corps Security Battalion Bangor, will be the keynote speaker.

Guests are encouraged to arrive early because seating is limited.

The ship is located near the Bremerton Ferry Terminal at the north end of the marina. Parking is available at the nearby convention center or throughout downtown.

Coffee and donuts will be provided in the ship’s mess after the ceremony.

 

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