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Memorial Day honors war dead
Last updated 5/30/2023 at 3:29pm
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...