Memorial Day may look different in 2022 than it has the past two years, with most larger cemeteries and memorial parks offering events to commemorate the holiday Monday, May 30. Check with venues before heading out to confirm.
Here’s a guide to Memorial Day services, parades and community gatherings throughout Oregon for the holiday that honors those who have died in U.S. wars. All events are free.
Below that, find a list of services and government offices that adjust their hours and schedules for the federal holiday.
National cemeteries, including Willamette National Cemetery in Portland, will be open for gravesite memorials and the placing of flags or flowers by individuals or groups. Many will have a ceremony to mark the day. Willamette’s ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Monday at 1800 S.E. Mt. Scott Blvd, Happy Valley, free; cem.va.gov/cems/nchp/willamette.asp
The Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs will host Oregon’s annual statewide Memorial Day Ceremony in person this year. The event includes remarks from veteran leaders, a color guard, performance of the National Anthem and Taps. 11 a.m. Monday, at the Oregon World War II Memorial on the Oregon State Capitol grounds in Salem; oregon.gov/newsroom/pages
Albany Memorial Day Ceremony welcomes keynote speaker Nita Eggers, who won a Congressional Gold Medal for her service as Albany’s own Rosie the Riveter during World War II. The event will also include the laying of 20 wreaths, including one for a Cold War Veteran, a rifle salute, presentation of colors, and a Veterans Flyover by civilian pilots. 11 a.m. Monday, Linn County Veterans Memorial, 900 Price Road S.E., Albany; albanyvisitors.com
Lone Fir Cemetery in Southeast Portland is open but will have no public ceremony.
Veterans for Peace will hold a Memorial Day cleanup and work party. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Peace Memorial Park, at the corner of Northeast Oregon Street and Lloyd Boulevard. Advance registration is encouraged; solveoregon.org
Oregon Vietnam Veterans Memorial Park will host a ceremony. 10 a.m. Monday, 4000 S.W. Canyon Road; portland.gov/parks
Veterans Memorial Park in Beaverton will have a ceremony including speakers, several bands, a playing of “Taps,” a Howitzer salute and two flyovers. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Monday, in the park at Southwest Washington Street at Watson Avenue, Beaverton; memorialdayoregon.com
Hillsboro Pioneer Cemetery offers a community event that includes speakers and music to honor those who died while in the United States service. 11 a.m. Monday, at the cemetery, 150 S.W. Baseline St., Hillsboro; hillsboro-oregon.gov/our-city
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site’s Memorial Day commemoration is open to the public and includes a service, followed by a free lunch. 11 a.m. Monday, at the Bandstand at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, west of 1501 Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver; cmac11.com/event
North Plains Veterans Memorial Park will hold a ceremony. 11 a.m. Monday, at the park, 313th and Highland Court, North Plains; northplains.org/publicworks
Gresham Heroes Memorial will host a ceremony. 11 a.m. Monday, at the memorial site, East Powell Boulevard and Southeast Roberts Avenue, Gresham.
Wilsonville Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony: The Korean War Veterans Association is hosting its annual commemoration ceremony to honor and mourn the military personnel who died while serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. 11 a.m. Monday, Town Center Park / Korean War Memorial, 29600 S.W. Parkway Ave., Wilsonville; memorialdayoregon.com
Prineville Memorial Day Parade: The annual parade travels down Fourth and Main streets ending at the Memorial Park area of Ochoco Creek Park, where there are POW/MIA and Hot Shots monuments. After the parade, a wreath-laying ceremony is planned at the Elm Street Bridge across Ochoco Creek. 10 a.m. Monday, Prineville; memorialdayoregon.com/index.php/prineville/
Seaside ceremony and parade: American Legion Post 99 hosts a memorial service and wreath lowering followed by a motorcycle parade down Broadway to the Turnaround. A flag will be raised, and then visitors are invited to a free spaghetti lunch. 11 a.m. Monday, beginning at the Legion hall, 1315 Broadway St., Seaside; memorialdayoregon.com/index.php/seaside/
Klamath Falls Memorial Day: The city offers a sunrise service at 6 a.m. in the Memorial Park Cemetery and a parade at 10 a.m. along Main and Spring streets to Veterans Park. The morning finishes with a memorial service at the park at 11 a.m. Monday, at 10 George Nurse Way, Klamath Falls; memorialdayoregon.com/index.php/klamath-falls/
Visit memorialdayoregon.com to learn about more Memorial Day ceremonies and events throughout the state.
TriMet buses and MAX will run on Sunday schedules on Monday, May 30. WES will have no service.
C-Tran will run on Sunday/Holiday schedules on Monday, May 30.
Portland Aerial Tram is closed.
Federal courts and offices are closed.
Oregon and Washington state offices and courts are closed.
Portland parking meters are free on Monday, May 30, only. Pay during regular Sunday hours.
Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington and Clark county offices, city of Portland and Vancouver offices, Metro regional center are closed.
Postal mail (USPS) will not be delivered Monday, May 30, and post offices will be closed.
Banks: closed, some in-store branches may be open
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