Time of Remembrance - Washington State
Honoring the 10th year of Time of Remembrance, September 23rd, 24th, and 25th 2016, a statewide event is being planned to honor the families and comrades of Washington’s Fallen during this Global War on Terrorism. Families from Idaho and Oregon will also be in attendance. This tribute, being held in the cities of Pasco, Richland, Kennewick and West Richland, Washington, honor those who have died for their country and the families left behind. The 2016 “Time of Remembrance” committee, is leading this effort.
Saturday, September 24th the families and fellow comrades of the fallen will have the opportunity to privately meet for a time of sharing, and will attend break-out sessions which will provide information to assist in the process of coping with their loss and sacrifice.
The public is encouraged to join our Gold Star Families at the following events:
Gold Star Family Parade - Sept. 24th 10:30am
Join the Gold Star Families on Saturday, September 24th for our first annual parade hosted by the City of Richland. This parade will mark our 10th year of gathering, healing, and lifting each other up on this journey. A flyover and procession is scheduled to kick off our parade at 10:30am wherein each Gold Star family will be holding the banner of their fallen soldier as we march from Torbett and Jadwin Street heading South to Knight Street. The public is encouraged to then join the families at the Hapo Community Stage at John Dam Plaza. A special program that includes singing, speeches, and presentations will begin at 11:15 am. Thanks again to the City of Richland, for sponsoring this wonderful event.
Candlelight Vigil - Sept. 24th. 7:30pm
A Candlelight Vigil will take place at Columbia Park at the Veteran’s Memorial in Kennewick. The public is invited to join the families at the beautiful Candlelight Ceremony next to the Columbia River. The Vigil will start at 7:30 pm. Please arrive early and you will be able to watch as the Buses transporting the Families are escorted by the many riders with the CVI (Combat Veterans, International), PGR (Patriot Guard Riders), American Legionnaire Riders, along the Mighty Columbia River shoreline.
Recognition Ceremony - Sept. 25th. 11:00am
Sunday, September 25th, there will be an official State Recognition Ceremony hosted by the City of West Richland at Flat Top Park, on Bombing Range Road in West Richland. We encourage all citizens to attend this important event as we give back to those who have given their all. The Memorial Ceremony will begin at 11:00 am.