Memorial Day events scheduled Monday in the Tri-Cities include:
w 11 a.m., Sunset Memorial Gardens, 915 Bypass Highway, Richland. Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by VFW Post 7952. More than 1,000 American flags will be flown. Features Maj. Deborah Salter Kawaguchi of the Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air Patrol and a dove release.
w 11 a.m., Evergreen Cemetery, Benton City. Benton City/Richland American Legion Post 115 will conduct service.
w Noon, Hillcrest Memorial Center, 9353 W. Clearwater Ave., Kennewick. Ceremony includes a veterans' presentation and balloon launch at 1 p.m. The family-friendly event is open to the public. There will be free hot dogs, drinks and cookies.
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w 1 p.m., City View Cemetery, 1300 N. Oregon Ave. Pasco. American Legion Post 34 will hold its annual Memorial Day service and then unveil of the first Gold Star Mothers Memorial in the Tri-Cities. Guest speakers will be Pasco Mayor Pro Tem Rebecca Francik and Gold Star Mother Shirley Schmunk, who lost her son, Spc. Jeremiah Schmunk, in Iraq in 2004.