Memorial Day

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The memorialMemorial Day Commemorative Ceremony
Monday, May 27, 2019
9 a.m.
Veterans Monument, 15429 Bothell-Everett Hwy (at Library Park).
The ceremony includes remarks from the mayor, a prayer from the Mill Creek police chaplain, a laying of a wreath, singing of the National Anthem by the Mill Creek Chorale, and a flag raising ceremony. Community members will have an opportunity to pay their respects by laying carnations at the monument to honor those who have given their life in the service of our country.

Memorial Day Parade
Monday, May 27, 2019
11 a.m.
Main Street in Mill Creek
(Between LA Fitness,15024 Main St., and City Hall North, 15720 Main St.)

The parade through Mill Creek Town CenterJoin the Mill Creek community in honoring those who have died in active service to the United States at the largest Memorial Day parade north of Seattle.  The emcee will be located by University Bookstore (15311 Main St / corner of 153rd Street SE.). Programs listing parade participants also will be available at public thoroughfares to the street. The programs also include coupons for local businesses.

World War II veteran Brigadier General William G. Hathaway will lead the parade as Grand Marshal. Key parade entrants include an FV433 British Abbot Tank, a 1942 Ford Jeep with 82nd Airborne markings, a 1952 Dodge Radio Command Truck, a 1945 Studebaker US6, a Korean Conflict Jeep, and a flyover by a B-25D Mitchell Bomber from Historic Flight, among others.

Community groups in the parade include local Cub Scouts and Girl Scouts troops, the Glacier Peak High School marching band, Reflections School of Dance, Jet City Roller Derby, Pink Zebra Cheer, Bruins Cheer, and the Cathcart Unicycle Club, among others.

Military groups participating in the parade include the American Legion, Civil Air Patrol, military recruiters, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Veterans post 2018.

Display tents will be placed along Main Street and will feature historical memorabilia from World War I, II, the Korean War and Vietnam War from the NW Veterans Museum, as well as static displays of antique military vehicles.

Traffic access will be impacted in preparation for the parade.
  • Main Street between 148th Street SE and City Hall North will close for parking between 10 a.m. and noon.
  • The northbound turn lanes on Bothell-Everett Highway will be blocked off at 151st Street SE, 153rd Street SE and 156th Street SE at about 10:30 a.m.; southbound traffic can still make right-hand turns onto those streets.
  • 153rd Street SE will be blocked to through-traffic at about 10:45 a.m. and will reopen after the parade goes by.
  • From Mill Creek Blvd, traffic can turn north on Main Street, but will be diverted to an access road south of Run 26.
  • Finally, the north LA Fitness parking lot will close at 6 a.m. for parade staging; patrons can park in the south lot, but are advised that once the parade starts, access in and out will be temporarily stopped.
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AMVETS Post #2018 - Mill Creek veterans have organized an American Veterans Post. The Post is open to all active duty, reserve, retired and discharged veterans. If you would like more information on the post, please fill out this form and one of the members will contact you.