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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Lest We Forget

Adams County marks Memorial Day

 

Last updated 5/28/2020 at 1:22pm

Katie Teachout | The Journal

Flags flap in the wind Friday at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery. The flags were added in observance of Memorial Day on May 25.

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...



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