Time of Remembrance

Time of Remembrance

Time of Remembrance - Washington State

Honoring the 11th year of Time of Remembrance, September 23rd and 24th, 2017, 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 2017 “Time of Remembrance” committee, is leading this effort.

Saturday, September 23rd, 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:

Candlelight Vigil - Saturday, Sept. 23rd. 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 - Sunday, Sept. 24th. 10:00am

Sunday, September 24th, 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 10:00 am.  A BBQ is planned after the Ceremony, wishing our Survivors a safe journey back home.  Thanking our guests for sharing their time with our families.

September 25th is also National Gold Star Mother’s Day and National Gold Star Families Day.