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By Roger Harnack
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Memorial Day honors war dead


Last updated 5/30/2023 at 3:29pm

Roger Harnack

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11446 Cmdr. Jeff Kissler delivers the keynote address during the annual observance of Memorial Day at Ritzville Memorial Cemetery on Monday, May 29.

RITZVILLE - More than 50 residents turned out Monday, May 29, to remember the reason for Memorial Day.

During a solemn observance on a grassy knoll in Ritzville Memorial Cemetery, 312 American flags rose and fell in a slight breeze as veterans, scouts and others paid tribute to local war dead.

The observance included an invocation from Pastor Ryo Olson of Ritzville Church of the Nazarene and a benediction by Co-Pastor Nathaniel Christmas of Ritzville Lutheran Church.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 11446 Cmdr. Jeff Kissler provided the keynote address.

Kissler first offered a brief histor...

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