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Paying tribute to those who gave their all

Big crowd on hand at Washington Veterans Cemetery for Memorial Day event


Paul Delaney

Col. Scott Heathman, the new commander of 92nd Air Refueling Wing at Fairchild Air Force Base, addresses the Washington State Veterans Cemetery audience on Memorial Day.

The 150th observance of Memorial Day saw a crowd estimated in excess of 2,000 pay their respects in a ceremony at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery near Medical Lake last Monday.

On a picturesque spring morning, those in attendance heard messages from a variety of dignitaries. Before and after they paid their respects to many of the 5,000 people that have found their final resting place at the facility that opened eight years ago.

The Lilac City Community Band played a variety of music, including traditional marches as well as the various songs of each service branch that had many in t...

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