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May 20, 2012 in City
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The Rogers High School band performs during the 2012 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade in downtown Spokane on Saturday.

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The family of Army Sgt. 1st Class Clifford Beattie, from far left, ex-wife Samantha Beattie, sister Misty Carson, father Victor Beattie, daughter Jaydean Hamilton and mother Rhonda Beattie, waits for the start of the parade Saturday.

Spokane Lilac Festival Queen Sydnee Scofield, center, sits with her court on their float during the 2012 Lilac Festival Armed Forces Torchlight Parade.