Don’t forget about Memorial Day

Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, which means a three day weekend for most, but also a time to reflect on those who made great sacrifices.

The city is honoring such veterans with the annual Memorial Day Ceremony at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 523 Third Ave. S in Renton.

The ceremony includes representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts No. 1263 and No. 3436, Legion Post No. 19, the Renton Police Department color guard and VFW ceremonial honor guard.

Mayor Denis Law and councilmember Carol Ann Witschi will be at the event, which starts at 1 p.m. on May 27.

The park features walls which will represent the five branches of service and engraved tiles with the names of veterans. Tiles can be purchased through the city website.

Here’s a few closures throughout the city in observance of the holiday:

All Renton city offices will be closed, as well as the Renton Senior Activity Center. The offices will reopen Tuesday, May 28.

The Maplewood Golf Course is the only city facility that will be open.

The Renton History Museum will be open from noon to 3 p.m. in conjunction with the city’s Memorial Day event, and showing their latest exhibit “Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons.” The museum is adjacent to Veterans Memorial Park.

Renton School District will have no school on Memorial Day. Classes return on Tuesday.

All King County libraries, including the Downtown Renton Library, Renton Highlands Library and Fairwood Library, will be closed Monday and will reopen on Tuesday.

The Renton City Council will not meet Monday in observance of the holiday. The next council meeting is scheduled for June 3.

The Renton Regional Fire Authority (RFA) administrative office will be closed. The RFA Governance Board meeting was also canceled in observance of the holiday. The next meeting is scheduled for June 10.

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