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Tahoma National Cemetery to recognize centennial of World War I on Veterans Day

Kent Reporter - 10/23/2018

Tahoma National Cemetery honors military members past and present and recognizes the centennial of World War I at its 21st annual Veterans Day program on Sunday, Nov. 11.

The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. in the main flag pole assembly area, 8600 SE 240th St., Kent.

The theme is the 100-Year Anniversary of World War 1.

Keynote speaker is Mary Elder, Navy veteran, assistant regional director for external affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The guest speaker is Lt. Col. Michael Fawcett, commanding officer, Joint Base Lewis McChord Detachment of the Royal Canadian Air Force Strategic Air Command.

The Stearman WWI vintage biplanes, led by pilot Rich Aldridge, will do a flyover – weather permitting – at 11:05 a.m.

The Canadian Royal Forces Detachment from JBLM and their family members will join the ceremony.

Parking space is limited. Plan to walk to and from your parking spot to the ceremony. Disabled parking is available with a shuttle.