Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen

MEDICAL LAKE – Area residents gathered under blue skies at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery on May 30 to honor and respect members of the military that paid the ultimate price as defenders of the nation.

As the flag waved in the cool breeze, Mr. Rudy Lopez, Director of the Washington State Veterans Cemetery made opening statements regarding the meaning behind the observance.

“We’re here today to honor the brave men and women who answered our nation’s call and gave their last full measure in defense of our great nation,” Lopez said. “All are true American heroes and as such it is only fit...


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