Veterans Day events in Whatcom County started last week, but most will be held Sunday, Nov. 11, and Monday.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
SUNDAY, NOV. 11
American Legion: Veterans to be honored by Albert J. Hamilton American Legion Post 7 at 11 a.m. ceremony in the lobby at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie St.
Remembrance ceremony: 11 a.m. Boy Scouts Troop 4019 will perform a flag ceremony and lead a remembrance at the Bayview Cemetery Flag Pavilion in Veteran's Plaza, off Lakeway Drive in Bellingham.
Prior to the ceremony, the scouts will clean veterans' memorials; people who want to volunteer for the project may join the scouts at 8:30 a.m. at the cemetery office, 1420 Woburn St.
"Reading of the Fallen" begins at noon at Lee Memorial Park, also known as the library lawn, across the street from Bellingham City Hall (210 Lottie St.). It is part of a national effort to read out loud the names of all veterans who have died in conflicts from the birth of the U.S. to the present. Each of the hundreds of reading locations across the country will have about 1,750 names to read.
The local reading is being organized by Whatcom County Open Carry, which needs volunteers for the event. For more information and to volunteer, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mount Baker Theatre: Musical salute to six local veterans, with songs and music. Begins at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $24, $18 or $15 per person, plus fees. Tickets are available at the ticket office. Call 360-734-6080.
Ringing bells for peace: Members of the Bellingham chapter of Veterans For Peace will ring bells 11 times outside Assumption Catholic Church, 2116 Cornwall Ave., Bellingham. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.; people are asked to bring a bell to ring.
MONDAY, NOV. 12
Remembrance ride, service: Car and motorcycle enthusiasts are encouraged to gather for breakfast at 10 a.m. at Fairway Café, 1726 Front St. in Lynden, followed by an 11 a.m. ride ending at Jerns Military Museum, 800 E. Sunset Drive, Bellingham. Everyone is welcome to attend a short memorial service honoring veterans that begins at 1 p.m.; the museum will be open before and after the service. Call 360-734-0070.
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