Whidbey Island has a variety of events happening to commemorate Memorial Day.
On May 30, the American Legion Post 141 and the auxiliary will be having a ceremony at 11 a.m. in the Bayview Cemetery, which is located at 5794 Bayview Rd. in Langley. There will also be a speaker present.
Also at 11 a.m., a service will be held at the Clinton Cemetery, which is located at 6309 Wilson Place next to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church. The guest speaker this year is Andrew Hough, a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Army. He finished his career as the deputy district engineer for the New York District Corps of Engineers in New York City.
A community memorial is scheduled for 2-3 p.m. outside of the South Whidbey Community Center in Langley. Attendees may bring a rock or stone, in memory of their loss, to place in a memorial garden in the outdoor courtyard.
The American Legion George Morris Post 129, Veterans of Foreign Wars Whitehead-Muzzall Post 7392 and Fleet Reserve Association Branch 97 will have a remembrance ceremony at 1 p.m. in Sunnyside Cemetery in Coupeville.
On May 28, a Memorial Day Parade is planned for Coupeville, beginning at 11 a.m. It will be followed by a picnic in the park, remembrance service and concert.
The Oak Harbor Lions Club and VFW Post 7392 will be presenting the fourth annual Service of Remembrance at Oak Harbor’s Maple Leaf Cemetery at 10 a.m. on May 30.