Memorial Day parade to honor service of U.S. military, Matsumoto

Veterans participating in the Friday Harbor Memorial Day Parade. - Journal file photo
Veterans participating in the Friday Harbor Memorial Day Parade.
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A Special Forces Color Guard from Joint Base Lewis-Mchord will take part in this year’s annual observance of Memorial Day, Monday, in Friday Harbor.

As part of the yearly Memorial Day parade, honoring the service of U.S. military men and women, and those who have died in the line of duty, the Lewis-Mchord Color Guard will be on hand to pay tribute to WWII war hero Roy Matsumoto, who, at age 100, died April 21 at his San Juan Island home.

The annual parade, sponsored by the Friday Harbor American Legion begins at 10 a.m. The procession proceeds from the Legion Hall to Second Street, from Second to Spring St. and then culminates at Memorial Park.

The parade will be followed by the decoration of veterans’ at the island’s cemeteries, and potluck at American Legion Post 163.

Thence to the Brickworks for the Memoriam to Sgt. Roy Matsumoto.


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