Stories tagged: memorial
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 22, 2017, 7:29 p.m.
Georgia town to honor graves of more than 1,100 blacks
For generations, segregation kept black and white Gainesville separate and unequal in life and death. On Sunday, those buried in obscurity will be revered by the town in a ceremony …
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 11:32 a.m.
Memorial to slaves may be erected on Florida Capitol grounds
A memorial to honor slaves and acknowledge the cruelty of slavery could soon be placed on the Florida Capitol’s grounds under legislation that won unanimous approval at its first committee …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 23, 2017, 10:29 p.m.
Prayers, tears and remembrance as community remembers ‘hero’ Sam Strahan
Crowds packed the University High School gymnasium in a remembrance for Sam Strahan, whom many called a hero for his attempt to intervene in the school shooting at Freeman High …
Sun., Sept. 17, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Massive tree that withstood deadly Oso mudslide comes down
For nearly three and a half years, the damaged Sitka spruce has stood guard at the site of the Oso mudslide. More than 100 feet tall, it was the largest …
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 7:48 p.m.
9/11 memorial to include names of sickened responders
A Long Island beach where people gathered and watched in horror as the distant World Trade Center towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001 is the site of the latest memorial …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Fairchild unveils memorial to airmen killed in 1958 B-52 crash
In 1958, 13 airmen were killed when two B-52s collided at Fairchild Air Force Base. Those men were memorialized Friday afternoon on base in a ceremony attended by about 50 …
Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 11:35 a.m.
Nine victims of Marine plane crash being honored at NY air base
Nine Marine Corps aviators who were killed when their New York-based transport plane crashed in Mississippi last month will be honored during a memorial service at their former air base.
UPDATED: Sat., July 29, 2017, 10:34 p.m.
Irrepressible in life, Spokane attorney Pat Stiley memorialized in stories
Longtime Spokane attorney Pat Stiley was one of a kind, and so was his memorial gathering Saturday at the Satellite Diner and Lounge in downtown Spokane.
UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017, 5:01 p.m.
Portland man fatally stabbed on train remembered as hero
Mourners remembered one of the men who was fatally stabbed trying to stop an anti-Muslim tirade against two teenage girls on a Portland light-rail train as a modern-day martyr and …
Sun., June 4, 2017, 7:35 p.m.
Jason Dufner bounces back to win the Memorial
Jason Dufner never lost sight of the big picture even after losing a big lead. It paid off for him Sunday when he rallied from a four-shot deficit and holed …
Tue., May 30, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
Memorial service held for former Gov. Mike Lowry
Washington’s four living former governors were among the mourners at a memorial service for Mike Lowry, who served one term as the state’s top elected official in the 1990s.
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017, 9:43 p.m.
Chris Cornell funeral set for Friday; widow pens letter
Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell will be laid to rest Friday at a private memorial service at a Hollywood cemetery that is the final resting place of numerous stars.
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Hundreds of law enforcement personnel to honor slain Montana deputy
Hundreds of law enforcement officers from Montana and surrounding states are expected to attend a memorial service for a sheriff’s deputy who was killed in the line of duty.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene officials remember fallen officer, trooper
As the nation observes police week, with officers from across the country attending a Washington, D.C., memorial commemorating the more than 21,000 men and women in law enforcement who have …
Fri., May 19, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Memorial services scheduled Tuesday for Montana deputy
A memorial service is scheduled next week for a Montana sheriff’s deputy who was shot to death during a traffic stop.
Thu., May 11, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
More anti-Semitic vandalism found on Anne Frank memorial
A swastika has been found drawn on the Anne Frank Human Right Memorial in Idaho, but authorities are not sure if it is new or part of vandalism found earlier …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
WWII-era bombers fly over Doolittle Raiders memorial service
World War II era B-25 bombers have flown over an Ohio memorial service marking the 75th anniversary of the Doolittle Tokyo Raiders’ attack on Japan, credited with helping turn the …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 5:24 p.m.
Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance
Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
Names being collected for WWII memorial in Walla Walla
Final submissions are being sought for a World War II memorial planned for Fort Walla Walla Park.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 26, 2017, 8:17 a.m.
Six shot, including 12-year-old girl, at memorial for slain woman in Chicago
The mourners had gathered near a street corner in Chatham on Chicago’s South Side on Wednesday evening, around teddy bears, balloons, candles and a poster memorializing a woman killed near …
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:35 a.m.
Judge frees registered sex offender for a day to attend mother’s memorial
A registered sex offender awaiting trial on federal gun charges has been cleared for temporary release to attend a memorial for his mother, who was found dead in a Seattle …
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 9:49 a.m.
Siblings donate $10 million to lynching victims memorial
The children of a late Michigan businessman are donating $10 million to help build a memorial and museum in Alabama dedicated to black lynching victims.
Mon., Dec. 19, 2016
Families plan memorial for victims of 1958 bomber collision near Fairchild
The families of B-52 crews killed in one of Fairchild Air Force Base’s worst accidents are planning a memorial for the base some 59 years after the crash.
Sun., Dec. 11, 2016, 8:20 p.m.
Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch lead memorial for Janet Reno
Former Attorney General Janet Reno, the first woman to hold the top Justice Department job who died last month, never took the easy way out when making the tougher decision …
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
Soccer fans gather at service for Brazilian players who died in plane crash
On a rainy Saturday that only accentuated the grief, 20,000 people filled a tiny stadium under umbrellas and plastic ponchos to say goodbye to members of the Chapecoense soccer club …
Sat., Nov. 19, 2016, 4:51 p.m.
Thousands gather to mourn, celebrate, journalist Gwen Ifill
Thousands of mourners – including first lady Michelle Obama – remembered and celebrated veteran Washington journalist Gwen Ifill on Saturday, recalling her as a standard bearer, cherished friend, devoted mentor …
Thu., Nov. 10, 2016, 11:56 a.m.
1st Vietnam Veterans chapter plans for its eventual demise
The first chapter of the Vietnam Veterans of America is preparing for the day when there won’t be any members left to care for the monument to their service.
Sat., Aug. 27, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country’s devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 9:29 p.m.
Service, silence marks anniversary of Michael Brown’s death
Michael Brown’s death “opened the eyes of the world” to concerns about law enforcement’s treatment of black people, Brown’s father said Tuesday during a memorial service marking the two-year anniversary …
Sun., June 19, 2016
Photo: Mark of solidarity
A tattoo in tribute to the victims of the Pulse nightclub mass shooting decorates the leg of Jen Loder, of Orlando, Fla., as she attends a memorial vigil Saturday.