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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

VFW members prepare for Memorial Day

Fund started for replacement flags, poles and lights


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 8:15am

Katie Teachout

Community volunteers, along with VFW members, placed flags at veterans gravesites and around the perimeters at Ritzville Cemetery last May.

RITZVILLE – As VFW members prepare to place individual flags at the gravesides of 364 veterans buried in the Ritzville Cemetery, an account to donate to their efforts has been set up at Wheatland Bank.

"A handful of VFW members will be working to make the Ritzville cemetery look spectacular by placing flags around the perimeter and on each grave of the people who gave all in support of our nation," Dolly Blankenship, Wheatland Bank Ritzville Branch Manager said. "There is an ongoing need to replace flags and flagpoles, and to add solar lighting at key locations so that flags may be flown...

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