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By James Eik
Staff Reporter 

Wreaths ceremony honors veterans, educates students


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A member of the Patriot Guard Riders kneels at a headstone at the Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake during last year’s Wreaths Across America event.

Honoring veterans during the holidays returns for a third year at the Veterans Cemetery.

The state cemetery is once again the site of the Spokane area Wreaths Across America program Saturday, Dec. 15 at noon.

The event’s organizer, Julie Pittmann, said around 140,000 wreaths will be placed at veterans’ headstones at 800 cemeteries in 50 states and other territories. Of those, 500 will be placed by volunteers at headstones at the Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Wreaths are also placed in holders on the columbarium wall.

“Cemeteries all across the country all have the same thing,...

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