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Veterans receive final burial honor


James Eik

A U.S. Marine carries the cremains of a veteran found through the Missing in America project at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake.

Unclaimed veterans remains received a final display of honor as they were buried at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake last Thursday, Sept. 19.

A total of 50 veterans’ remains were laid to rest at the cemetery’s columbarium wall, with eight being placed prior to the Thursday ceremony. Of the 70 to 80 in attendance that afternoon, many were members of the Patriot Guard Riders, Combat Veterans Association, state government representatives and members of the public.

“In life, our veterans honored the flag,” chaplain Lt. Richard Mcguire said. “In death, the flag h...

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