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2019 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of veterans and organizations.

Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

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Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

Formerly known as Decoration Day, the last Monday in May has come to be known as Memorial Day, a day for remembering those who have died, specifically those who have died in the service of their nation. It is a time for our nation to remember,...

Honoring the day

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Honoring the day

The honoring of passed veterans on Memorial Day is a responsibility that Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory and DuPont Cub Scout Pack 472 take seriously.

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their...

Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

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Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory is proud of its reputation as one of the most beautiful parks in Tacoma, and equally proud of its stunning new cremation estate garden development known as Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and...

Mountain View ... providing lasting memories for families

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Mountain View ... providing lasting memories for families

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory proudly serves veterans and area families with honorable and dignified arrangements.

Coins, veterans, and first responders

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Coins, veterans, and first responders

Challenge coins are a tangible source of pride that extends back to the Greek and Roman armies.

Riding in honor

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Riding in honor

Since 1868, Memorial Day has been a celebrated day in American history, one in which all fallen veterans are remembered.

A woman’s touch

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A woman’s touch

A funeral is a solemn occasion characterized by tradition and respect. It is a day of dignified celebration of a life lived.

Compassionate service

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Compassionate service

To be compassionate is to see suffering and then work to alleviate it.

Taking a knee

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Taking a knee

To take a knee means to pause to rest or make adjustments to a course of action.

The Avenue of Flags at Mountain View

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The Avenue of Flags at Mountain View

Moving a wheelbarrow full of wet cement is a hard chore, especially on a recent, warm Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory.

The 13 folds of the flag

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The 13 folds of the flag

At military funerals, there is a storied history and etiquette that surrounds the folding of the American flag.

Cremation grows in popularity

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Cremation grows in popularity

Cremation is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for families and friends to pay their last respects to those who have passed.

Planning for respect and dignity

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Planning for respect and dignity

Foresight is the act or power of foreseeing, and it is characterized by prudence and planning.

The merit of Memorial Day

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The merit of Memorial Day

Mike Brown held out his red cap. The words "Blue Max" bracketed a blue Maltese Cross with gold eagles between the arms. On the body of the cross appear the French words "Pour le Me'rite."

Memorial Day’s Flower

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Memorial Day’s Flower

The red poppy has served as a symbol of remembrance on Memorial Day for almost a century.

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