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Crashes in Idaho have killed 93 people since Memorial Day

There have been 93 deaths on Idaho roads since Memorial Day, surpassing the 91 that occurred last year during the same timeframe, said Bill Kotowski, public information officer for the …

100 years ago in Spokane: Spokane sends more sons off to World War I

Spokane prepared to honor its war dead on Memorial Day – and also said farewell to a contingent of 28 new draftees heading into the army. “The usual pathetic farewells …

UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 8:46 p.m.

Remembering great-uncle who served in WWI, Spokane teacher reminds students ‘freedom comes at a cost’

Brian Huseland showed up to a Memorial Day ceremony at Spokane’s Fairmount Memorial Park holding a framed portrait of his great uncle, Theodore Fournier, who enlisted in the U.S. Army …

UPDATED: Mon., May 28, 2018, 6:43 p.m.

On ‘sacred soil,’ Trump lauds those who’ve fallen in service

President Donald Trump paid a Memorial Day tribute at Arlington National Cemetery to those who have fallen in battle or while protecting a nation forever thankful for their selfless service.

In scattered memorials, Spokane remembers its nation’s wars – but what do the monuments mean?

Memorial Day is a time to remember the people who died while serving in the military. Monuments are just one way to remember the dead, yet what those memorials represent, …

UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 10:08 p.m.

At last battle of Deep Creek re-enactment, Union and Confederacy return to Gettysburg

With the thunderous crack of a cannon and the sulfurous pop of a musket, the Battle of Gettysburg was on. The Union soldiers, clad in various shades of blue, moved …

UPDATED: Sun., May 27, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Boston’s Memorial Day flag garden idea spreads

The solemn display of tens of thousands of U.S. flags that first appeared on Boston Common for Memorial Day a decade ago, honoring service members who have died defending the …

In Olympia, state archives keeps items of war and remembrance

State archives keeps letters, photos and other mementos left by visitors to the war memorials on the Capitol campus.

‘Every day is Memorial Day’: A lifetime of grief for a soldier’s son

There’s a heroic tale to tell about the Korean War service and sacrifice of Army Maj. Charles A. Newman, a tank commander from Glenview who led an assault on Chinese …

Memorial Day weekend brings more traffic, higher gas price and warm weather

Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.

Veteran airs concerns to school board after flag flies at full staff on Memorial Day

When Stephen Latoszek drove by Lewis and Clark High School on Memorial Day, he was shocked and saddened. The flag was not at half-staff.

100 years ago in Spokane: Memorial Day events boosted by outbreak of war; Chief Spokane Garry honored with new headstone at Greenwood Cemetery

Spokane’s Memorial Day Parade struck a particularly patriotic note in this wartime year. In addition to the usual ranks of veterans from previous wars – including the gray-haired vets of …

Past opinions provide perspective

Looking Back reviews opinions published in The Spokesman-Review during this week in history. Ain’t a big surprise – May 31, 1993

UPDATED: Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:42 p.m.

Tolling of the Boats in Hayden honors submarine crews lost at sea

The Laying of the Wreath ceremony, part of Hayden, Idaho’s Memorial Day observance, commemorates the submarines and crew members lost at sea since the beginning of the U.S. military.

UPDATED: Mon., May 29, 2017, 7:03 p.m.

Trump honors fallen and families in Memorial Day address

President Donald Trump on Monday expressed the nation’s “boundless” gratitude for the ultimate sacrifice paid by Americans in defense of the United States, dedicating his first Memorial Day address as …

Plight of World War I veteran brings family together for Memorial Day

Some 79 years after he fell off a fishing boat and sank into obscurity, World War I veteran Henry Hartman finally had funeral services Thursday with full military honors in …

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 9:58 p.m.

Civil War reenactment recalls Peninsula Campaign of 1862

Civil War re-enactors worked to bring life to a battle from the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, at Deep Creek Farm in Medical Lake, Washington.

UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:40 p.m.

To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning

While millions of Americans celebrate the long Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer – think beaches and backyard barbecues, mattress sales and sporting events – some veterans …

Events and cemetery guidelines for this Memorial Day weekend

Few flowers will find their way to Mt. Nebo Cemetery this Memorial Day. That’s because the cemetery primarily serves the area’s Jewish population, and graveside flowers are not a part …

UPDATED: Fri., May 26, 2017, 3 p.m.

Fishburne, Mantegna to host Memorial Day concert in DC

Performers will include classical singer Renee Fleming; singer and actress Vanessa Williams; country singer Scotty McCreery; and singer John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting. Irish tenor Ronan Tynan …

Pasco will honor veterans over Memorial weekend with traveling Vietnam wall

Hundreds of veterans from across the Northwest will travel to Pasco on May 24 to help escort a replica version of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to City View Cemetery.

Israel celebrates 69th birthday after solemn Memorial Day

In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from the solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations.

100 years ago in Spokane: Parade shows support for preparing for World War I

From our archives, 100 years ago Riverside Avenue was a “sea of flags” during Spokane’s big Memorial Day parade.

For Memorial Day, new stamps showing Service Cross Medals

The U.S. Postal Service is marking Memorial Day by issuing new stamps showing the Service Cross Medals. They are among the nation’s highest military honors.

President Obama marks Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

President Barack Obama laid a wreath Monday at the Tomb of the Unknowns to honor members of the military who died serving their country.

Legacy of War: Of family’s five children serving in World War II, three came home alive

The Bang family, of Spokane Valley, had five children in the American fight in World War II. Three made it home.

Legacy of War: Helicopter pilot Jim Emch was the 85th Spokane County resident to die in Vietnam

Jim Emch always wanted to fly helicopters, and he got his wish when he became the pilot of a Huey gunship in Vietnam. He was killed in a helicopter crash …

Legacy of War: Gonzaga ROTC staff remember Mathew Fazzari as ‘the best of what America can turn out’

Gonzaga University ROTC standout Mathew Fazzari was killed killed just weeks after his deployment to Afghanistan; a leadership award in the program is named in his honor.

Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942

Memorial Day 1942 was a solemn event for a nation at war.

Legacy of War: “Ace” Allen’s mother wrote to him every day, even after his death in Korea

Isadore “Ace” Allen was killed two days after arriving in Korea in 1950; now his memory lives on in the nephew who is named after him and in a book …