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Veterans Day 2018

Events around the South Sound

National Guardsmen, Reserve and active-duty joined veteran organizations in showing their pride last year in Auburn. File photo

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LeMay - America's Car Museum. Active-duty, retirees, and veterans can enjoy complimentary admission to the museum Sunday, Nov. 11. Military ID or proof of service is required. Military members receive 10 percent off admission daily. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2702 E. D St., Tacoma

Veterans Day Service. Washelli Veterans Cemetery will host their annual Veterans Day Service at Evergreen Washelli, Monday, Nov. 12. The day will begin at 7 a.m. with flag placement followed by a band concert at 10:30 a.m. and Service of Remembrance at 11 a.m. 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle, 206.362.5200

Museum of Flight. The museum is offering free admission to all veterans for Sunday, Nov. 11. Guests can enjoy film screenings, presentations, and musical performances that honor the sacrifices of war veterans. At 11 a.m., a bell will be rung 21 times to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day and the end of World War I. Keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Ron Limes. 9404 East Marginal Way S., Seattle, 206.764.5700

Veterans Appreciation Days at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium & Northwest Trek. In honor of Veterans Day, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is offering free admission to active-duty and veterans of the U.S. military. Their family members will also receive half-off general admission. Please bring your military ID or DD-214. 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Nov. 10-12, Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, 5400 N. Pearl St., Tacoma, 253.404.3800; Northwest Trek, 11610 Trek Dr. E,, Eatonville, 360.832.6117

Washington State Capitol Rotunda World War I Centennial & Veterans Day Ceremony. There will be performances by the American Legion Band, WWI displays, special guest speakers, and a Bells of the Peace Tolling. The event will be located at the Rotunda in the Capitol Building on the Capitol Campus. 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 416 Sid Snyder Ave. SW, Olympia

Veterans Day Gathering of Remembrance and Honoring. The Hibulb Cultural Center will offer free admission to veterans and active-duty and their families to show appreciation for those who have served. Festivities will include Posting of Colors, Veterans Healing Forum, and a light lunch. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 6410 23rd Ave. NW, Tulalip, 360.716.2600

2018 Auburn Veterans Day Parade and Community Ceremony Luncheon. This year's theme is "One Hundred Years of Remembrance." The Grand Marshall of the Parade, posthumously, will be Richard Whiting Townsend, a U.S. Army private who was KIA in France, Sept. 27, 1918. Parade begins at 10:50 a.m. on the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland St. First 500 veterans will receive a commemorative medal. American flags and programs will be distributed to parade spectators. Luncheon includes hot dogs, chips, cookies, and a soft drink at Maurine Dobbas Placer Hall. Sunday, Nov. 11, for more information, call: Roberta McGuinn at 916.743.4343

100th Anniversary of Armistice Day. Tahoma National Cemetery will be hosting a celebration to honor our veterans of the past, present, and those in harms way on foreign lands and here at home. The event will feature a flyover by an open cockpit Vintage Steersman Aircraft at the start of the ceremony. 11 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, 18600 SE 240th St., Kent, 425.413.9614

Puyallup Veterans Day Program. Free event for all ages. U.S. Congressman Denny Heck is the guest speaker with WWI-era music from the Rogers High School Wind Ensemble. 1-2:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, The Pavilion in Pioneer Park, 330 S. Meridian, Puyallup

Gig Harbor Veterans Day. Across Puget Sound in Gig Harbor, celebrate Veterans Day with a program that includes lunch, military honors and a roundtable conversation with veterans from all service branches. Free for veterans, $15 for others. 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, Ocean5, 5268 Point Fosdick Dr. NW, Gig Harbor, 252.219.7886

Washington State History Museum Veterans Day: WWI Weaponry with Joseph Govednik. Discover the history behind American World War I technology with Cowlitz County Museum Director Joseph Govednik. 2-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, free for retired and active-duty military and families with ID, Washington State History Museum, 1911 Pacific Ave., Tacoma, 253.272.3500

Military Family Appreciation Day. For the 7th year, CRISTA Camps is honored to host this exclusive and free event for military families. The event will feature a BBQ, hot chocolate, and s'mores. Also, the entire 130-acre property will be open to enjoy activities like dirt bike riding, paintball, high ropes, climbing walls, carnival games and much more. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, Island Lake Camp, 12500 Camp Ct. NW, Poulsbo, 877.723.4373

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