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The May 30 wreath-laying event is the first since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COURTESY PHOTO: KOIN 6 NEWS - Flags and flowers set at gravestones in Willamette National Cemetery for Memorial Day on May 24, 2020 — the last year there was a public service there until Monday, May 30.A public Memorial Day ceremony will be held at Willamette National Cemetery for the first time since before the pandemic.

The one-hour wreath-laying ceremony, organized by the Department of Veterans Affairs, is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 30, at 11800 S.E. Mt. Scott Boulevard. It will include speeches, the playing of Taps and a rifle salute.

F-15 Eagle fighter jets from the Portland Air National Guard base are also slated to fly low over the event just as it begins.

The 234th Army Band and the Portland Police Highland Guard Pipe Band will perform music at the solemn gathering.

The event is free, open to the public and attendees are encouraged to wear masks and socially distance. Organizers will post directional signs near the cemetery.

More information on the ceremony can be found here.

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