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Flag tradition carries on for Memorial Day


Last updated 5/22/2020 at 4:56pm

Katie Teachout

Volunteers erected 186 large flags around the grounds and placed 327 small flags at the individual graves of deceased veterans at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery Friday morning, May 22, in observance of Memorial Day.

RITZVILLE - Flags were put up to honor veterans in observance of Memorial Day starting at 10 a.m. Friday at the Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, in a volunteer effort led by Jeff Kissler of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Kissler said Monday morning, the main flag at the cemetery will be flown at half-staff from 6 a.m. until noon, when the flag will be raised to full-staff until sunset, in accordance with the tradition of honoring the nation's battle heroes.

Kissler will play taps from a distance at the cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday.

The Ritzville Cemetery, located half a mile west of town on the...

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