The City of Mill Creek will hold both a commemoration ceremony and a parade for Memorial Day 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 27, 2019, 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 Police Color Guard.
Volunteers will hand out 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 Grand Marshal of this year’s parade is the USS Ralph Johnson Sailor of the Year Maurice Groves.
Among the confirmed parade entrants are American Legion Posts, the Mill Creek AMVETS Post, Snohomish County Fire District 7, the USS Ralph Johnson Crew, and the Mill Creek Police.