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By Dale Brown
The Journal 

Veterans' remains escorted through county

Unclaimed remains to be laid to rest

 

Last updated 11/21/2022 at 12:29pm

Special to The Journal

A memorial for unclaimed veterans took place Nov. 14 at Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home in Seattle before they were escorted through Adams County to Washington State Veterans Cemetery at Medical Lake outside Medical Lake.

RITZVILLE – On a chilly Wednesday morning, Nov. 16, veterans in the Patriot Guard Riders stood in a circle at Love's Travel Stop.

They had gathered to escort the unclaimed remains of 99 U.S. military veterans, 14 spouses and 10 dependent children to Washington State Veterans Cemetery outside Medical Lake.

Their mission was the second part of a two-day event - known as "The Last Mile" - that began in Seattle two days earlier.

On Nov. 14, Evergreen Washelli Funeral Home hosted a ceremony with full military honors in partnership with The Missing in America Project. The memorial included the...



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