Memorial Day events at Mountain View Funeral Home in Lakewood

If you’re looking for something beyond barbecue and parades for the Memorial Day weekend, Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory is hoping you’ll consider honoring our fallen military men and women by participating in one or more of the tributes being held at their location at 4100 Steilacoom Blvd SW in Lakewood.

There will be events throughout the weekend beginning with a dove release and music from a bagpiper at noon on Saturday, May 26, in the Veterans, Military, New Veteran and Responders Gardens.  At 2 p.m., a Tribute to Veterans Service will feature a keynote by Tommy Carson, a 21-year Army veteran of two wars.  A patriotic concert by saxophonist Darren Motamedy and ice cream social follow the service.

On Sunday, May 27, highlights will include a 7 p.m. concert by Denver’s Queen City Jazz Band, followed by refreshments and a rousing fireworks display.  A bagpipe and dove release will precede the concert in the Veterans, Military, New Veteran and Responders Gardens from 5 – 6 p.m.

On Monday, May 28, a flyover by McChord Air Force Base will lead the 2 p.m. Veterans Memorial Day Service. Major Reynold T. Muranaka, will keynote the service, which includes a special tribute to Gen. Shalikashvili and MSGT Llwellyn Chilson.  A bagpiper and dove release concludes the day.

Flowers will be onsite for purchase and free flags and grave location services will be available all weekend.  All events are free and open to the community. For more information, call 253-584-0252, or visit