Memorial Day events

Waterside service hosted by the Thurston County Veterans Council, 1 p.m. today, Percival Landing, downtown Olympia. Honoring members of the armed forces lost at sea. 360-888-8211.

Capitol Rotunda Memorial Day Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Monday with music by the American Legion Band, Capitol Rotunda inside the Legislative building on the Capitol Campus. Hosted by Thurston County Veterans Council. Ceremony begins at 11 a.m. with a cannon salute by American Legion Post 166 Cannoneers. 360-888-8211.

The POW/MIA Group will gather at noon Monday at the Vietnam War memorial at the Capitol Campus to release 39 black balloons in honor of the 39 soldiers from Washington who fought in Vietnam and still are missing. People will start gathering about 11 a.m., and the event will feature a number of speakers.

Woodlawn Funeral Home and Cemetery, along with the American Legion Post 94, will present the annual Memorial Day observance tribute at 4: 30 p.m. Monday, Woodlawn Cemetery, 5930 Mullen Road S.E., Lacey. Music by the American Legion Band starts at 4 p.m. 360-491-3000.

26th annual Memorial Day observance, 2 p.m. Monday, Mills & Mills Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 5725 Littlerock Road S.W., Tumwater. Featuring Mayor Ralph Osgood as master of ceremonies. Music by the Tumwater High School Note Ables Choir. Memorial salutes include the VFW Post 318 Color Guard and cannon salute by American Legion Post 166. 360-357-7743.

Tumwater Memorial Day Celebration begins at 12: 30 p.m. Monday, Odd Fellows Memorial Park, 3802 Cleveland Ave. S.E., Tumwater. Tribute includes a cannon salute by Tumwater American Legion Post 166, the national anthem sung by the Sweet Adelines, and posting of the colors by the Washington State Patrol Honor Guard. Hot dogs, cookies and drinks will be served after the event. 360-352-8601.

Tenino Memorial Day ceremony, 11 a.m. Monday, Forest Grove Cemetery, Northcraft Road southeast, Tenino, 360-264-5420.

Centralia and Chehalis American Legion and the Lewis County Veteran Memorial Museum's Memorial Day ceremony, 10: 30 a.m. Monday, Claquato Cemetery, 142 Stearns Road, Chehalis, 360-748-4551.

Pierce County Veterans Advisory Council Memorial Day ceremony, 2 p.m. Monday, Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W., Lakewood. 253-584-0252.

Auburn Cemetery Memorial service, 10 a.m. Monday, Mountain View Cemetery, 2020 Mountain View Drive, Auburn. Sponsored by Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Auburn Memorial Day observance, 11 a.m. Monday, Veterans Memorial Park on Park Street in downtown Auburn. Sponsored by American Legion Post 78. 253-939-5789.

Tahoma National Cemetery Memorial Day Observance, 1 p.m. Monday, Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 240th St. S.E., Kent. Guest speakers include Gov. Chris Gregoire and Steve Muro, director of field operations for national cemeteries. 425-413-9614.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 8:15 a.m. Monday, 1602 Ruddell Road, Lacey. Short speeches, music and a presentation to honor current and former military personnel. All ages are welcome.