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By PAUL DELANEY
Staff Reporter 

Bike parade delivers vets to final resting place

Washington State Veterans Cemetery to hold interment ceremony at later date

 

September 7, 2017

Paul Delaney

Participants stand at ease during the Aug. 30 delivery ceremony to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake of previously unclaimed cremains of fellow service members. The remains will be given a final resting place later this year.

As a light but hot West Plains breeze rustled gently flapping flags, a distant low roar punctuated the afternoon on Aug. 30.

Soon, down Espanola Road, appeared the headlights of the motorcycles which were part of an honor guard escorting a simple SUV bringing the remains of military veterans to their final resting place.

The ceremony that concluded at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery, featured about 70 bikes rumbled through the gates. Soon after, the riders solemnly formed a line to first salute and then accept an urn with cremated remains of members of the military who will officiall...



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