Lest We Forget
Adams County marks Memorial Day
Last updated 5/28/2020 at 1:22pm
RITZVILLE - Military veterans and community members gathered Friday morning at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery to honor veterans with flags placed on graves and around the cemetery.
Jeff Kissler, a Ritzville native who retired after 23 years in the U.S. Army and returned home a year ago, led the charge of volunteers erecting more than 186 large flags around the cemetery as well as 327 small flags on individual gravesites.
Kissler said the large flags with deceased veterans names included on the flagpoles were made possible by donation.
"When a veteran is laid to rest, if the family wants to d...