Puyallup holds annual Memorial Day service

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Puyallup’s official city observance of Memorial Day will be in the Pioneer Park Pavilion on Sunday, May 26, at 1 p.m. The ceremonies honor our nation’s fallen and the 137 Puyallup citizens who have died in conflicts from World War I to today.

U.S. Representative Denny Heck, 10th Congressional District, Washington, and State Senator Hans Zeiger, 25th Legislative District and an Air Force Reserve officer, will speak.

Congressman Heck is a member of the U.S. House Committees on Intelligence and Financial Services. State Senator Zeiger is also an historian and recently published his book, “Puyallup in World War II,” about the community’s military members and civilian contributions during the war.

The Clan Gordon Pipe Band and Puyallup High School Wind Ensemble will play. The program includes reading the names of the fallen and placing wreaths, donated by local organizations, at the park’s military memorial statue next to the pavilion. The program concludes with the stirring “Amazing Grace”played by the Clan Gordon Pipe Band followed by the rifle salute and “Taps”.

The event is free, with indoor seating and is suitable for all ages.

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