By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Forgotten Heroes remembered


Last updated 4/14/2022 at 1:50pm

Matthew O. Stephens

A Senior Master Sergeant with the Air Force places the remains of an unclaimed veteran into the stone wall at the Washington State Veteran's Cemetery.

MEDICAL LAKE – The services and lives of 48 unclaimed veterans were honored on April 12 during a Forgotten Heroes Interment at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery outside of Medical Lake. 

The Forgotten Heroes initiative is the collaborative efforts of the Washington Department of Veterans Affairs, the State Veterans Cemetery, and other national entities that locate, identify, and help transport unclaimed veterans' remains to place them in an appropriate final resting place.

Guests, including Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Representative Jenny Graham, several commanders from t...

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