Veterans Day Commemorative Video

Veterans Day Commemorative Video
Posted on 11/11/2020
Veterans Day Commemorative VideoThe City’s annual Veterans Day celebration on Wednesday, November 11, will include a pre-recorded commemorative ceremony to thank and honor military personnel who have served our country.

The commemorative ceremony will air on the City’s Facebook page at 9:00 AM. The pre-recorded ceremony originates at the Mill Creek Veterans Monument, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy. Due to the social distancing mandate from Gov. Jay Inslee, no in-person participation will be allowed this year. 

Following the online ceremony, a reverse parade will take place on Main Street between 155th Street SE (the Cold Stone Creamery) and 153rd Street SE (the corner of the former University Bookstore). The display of military memorabilia will be available for public viewing from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM on Veterans Day, and will feature a variety of military items. 

The public is invited to drive by and view the display of military memorabilia while remaining in their vehicles. The military memorabilia will be on site to pay tribute to the service of all U.S. military veterans. Display items include: a battlefield cross (boots, rifle, helmet, and dog tags) and a wreath. Additionally, seven military uniforms have been donated by staff and community members for on-site viewing during the event. These include:
Military Uniforms, from 1994 Army Class A 
WWII Army Class A
WWII USMC Dress Blue
WWII Cartridge Belt
WWI Doughboy Army – 38th Division
Navy Dress Blue 
Marine Corps 

Barbara Heidel, a local community member collaborated with local elementary school students and teachers to create pictures and written notes for veterans. Ms. Heidel collected 85 pictures and notes that will be on display at the tent during the Reverse Parade. After the event, the student’s written notes will be delivered to veterans in local nursing facilities.

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