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May 26, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Monday Memo: Recalling a Mount Rainier rescue … Memorial Day events … Folklife’s finale

Weather: In the 60s, sun, and possibly some intermittent showers.

Remembering a Mount Rainier rescue: Over Memorial Day weekend in 1964, a Des Moines man and five climbing partners were forced to hunker down for two nights at a steam cave at the summit. Read his recollections of  the blizzard that trapped them and the rescue.

Memorial Day events: This afternoon, there are several events in the area where you can give thanks and show respect for those in the military who served and died.

  • In Seattle, two gatherings: At Evergreen Washelli, there will be a commemorative service and concert at 1:30 p.m., ceremony at 2 p.m.; guided tour of Veterans Memorial Cemetery to hear about the lives of Medal of Honor recipients, 3:15 p.m. (by reservation). The cemetery is at Evergreen-Washelli Memorial Park, 11111 Aurora Ave. N.; $5 donation for flags requested for tour; other events free (206-362-5200 or washelli.com/events/). The American Legion, Cathay Post No. 186 will honor deceased American veterans, at 4 p.m., Hing Hay Park, 409 Maynard Ave. S. (425-502-9225).
  • In Lakewood: At Mountain View Memorial Park, there will be a 2 p.m. service. Later, at 3:30 p.m., markers will be placed on soldiers’ graves that have been unmarked since the 1920s. The event will be held in the Military Garden of Mountain View Memorial Park, 4100 Steilacoom Blvd. S.W. (253-584-0252 or www.mountainviewtacoma.com).
  • Catch the Folklife finale: The Northwest Folklife Festival concludes today at Seattle Center, with music and other artistic expression  11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday. Here’s today’s schedule. More information: 206-684-7300 or nwfolklife.org. Suggested donations of $10/person or $20/family or group.

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