A day to remember and honor those soldiers who paid with their lives to serve and protect this country

Memorial Day is celebrated on the last Monday in May, a day when we commemorate all men and women who gave their lives while serving in the United States military. 

Traditionally, the American flag is raised briskly to the top of the flagstaff and then lowered to the half-staff position in remembrance of those people who died for their country. 

At noon, the flag is raised to full-staff as the symbol that the memory of dead soldiers is being raised by the living. Their sacrifice was not in vain. That is why we rise up in their honor and continue fighting for liberty and justice. (source:

Thousands of parades are held throughout America. Here is a list of those being held in our local area:

The Chewelah Area Veterans and Auxiliaries will conduct services at nine Stevens County Cemeteries on Monday May 27, 2024. 

Prayers, flowers, rifle salute and “Taps” will honor those who have served in defense of our country.

Members of the VFW, American Legion, Legion Riders, SAL and Auxiliary who wish to be part of the services should be at the American Legion Hall at 8:00AM. 

The ceremonies will take place at the following cemeteries at the following times.

Addy – 9:00AM

Summit Valley -9:20 AM

Chewelah Pioneer – 10:10 AM

Chewelah St. Mary’s – 10:25 AM

Chewelah Memorial (Hwy395) 10:45 AM

Valley – 11:15 AM

Jump Off Joe – 11:35 AM

Forest Center – 11:55 AM

Springdale – 12:20 PM