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By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

The 13th Annual Memorial Day Observance at State Veterans Cemetery


Last updated 5/25/2022 at 3:27pm

CHENEY—The State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake will hold an annual Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 30. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m. On-site parking is limited with overflow parking on Ritchey Road, carpooling is encouraged.

Pets and the use of tobacco products on the grounds are prohibited. Gravesite flags will be placed by members of the military and local ROTC units Friday May 27 at 9 a.m.

The State Veterans Cemetery is located three miles west of Fairchild Air Force Base and provides for in-ground casket burial sites, columbarium niches, in-ground cremation inurnment and a scattering garden.

Eligibility for interment mirrors National Veterans Cemetery eligibility requirements; in general, U.S. veterans discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, and their spouses and dependent children are eligible.

A Public Information Center is also located in the administration building providing a grave site locator kiosk and cemetery pamphlets that answer many commonly asked questions.

To make ADA arrangements for the event please call: 509-299-6280 or contact by email at

Medical Lake Historic Cemetery will also be holding a Memorial Day observance


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