Beaverton American Legion Post 124 invites the public to attend its annual Memorial Day program.

The community celebration returns Monday at 10:30 a.m. to Beaverton’s Veterans Memorial Park, located between Southwest Seventh and Ninth streets along Watson Avenue. It begins with patriotic songs performed by the American Legion Post 185 Band, under the direction of Patrick Knight, and the arrival of the Veteran Bikers on motorcycle.

The program begins at 11 a.m. with a “Missing Man” honorary fly-over by the West Coast Ravens led by Joe Blank. It continues with a solemn Prisoners of War/Missing in Action remembrance ceremony by First Vice Commander Fred Meyer accompanied by bagpipes. It also features a proclamation by Mayor Denny Doyle, keynote address by Lt. Col. William J. Edwards, commander of the 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, songs performed by Margine Qualls, and a touching rendition of “Taps” by bugler Scott Woods.

Those who attend the event are encouraged to take time to walk around the park and view its many memorials honoring the service and sacrifices made by all veterans.

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