Remembering the fallen at Fairmount Memorial Association Cemeteries

Remembering the fallen at Fairmount Memorial Association Cemeteries
Picture Courtesy: Fairmount Memorial Association

For Spokane the term “the big weekend” can refer to a number of events throughout the year.

If it’s May, “the big weekend” could refer to Bloomsday. If it’s June, “the big weekend” would refer to Hoopfest. If it’s September and you like german sausage and beer, “the big weekend” refers to Deutchesfest in Odessa, Washington.

For the people at the Fairmount Memorial Association, “the big weekend” is always the final weekend in May. They are the people who make sure those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our country are properly honored Memorial Day Weekend.

During the three day weekend, 3,800 flags will fly in all Fairmount Memorial Association cemeteries.

There will be informational tents set up to help people find their loved ones and other historic people at
all seven Fairmount Memorial Association parks.

Here’s a list off all the events being hosted by the association.

May 26-28, 2018
Military Vehicles at Riverside Memorial Park
Free Admission at the Pines Cemetery Flag Museum
Tacos El Sol and Black Fire Kettle Corn Food Trucks at Riverside Memorial Park

9am-5pm All Weekend at Heritage Funeral Home
Veteran’s Display
Military Memorabilia
Free Refreshments

Saturday, May 26, 12-3pm

Free Concerts featuring The Doghouse Boyz at noon and Kevin Garden and Scott Randall from The Spare Parts band at 2pm at Heritage Funeral Home

Sunday, May 27, 2pm
Free Concert featuring the SideStep Band at 2pm at Heritage Funeral Home

Memorial Day Ceremonies

Monday, May 28
10am at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens conducted by Greater Spokane Elks #228
11am at Fairmount Memorial Park conducted by The Melvin M. Smith Detachment of the Marine Corps
11am at Pines Cemetery conducted by the American Legion Post #241
2pm at Heritage Funeral Home presented by the Fairchild Air Force Base Wing Vice Commander and
Honor Guard