Stories tagged: Memorial Day
UPDATED: Thu., May 30, 2019, 1:43 p.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Witnesses back up landlady who shot and killed drunken man who brandished club. But she remained in jail.
Henry E. Haley succumbed to a gunshot wound he received two days earlier at the Thorslund hotel, 226 W. Riverside Ave.
UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.
The bond between the beaches of Normandy and the grassy land around Medical Lake glowed in the sun Monday morning, as 1,300 people gathered to commemorate the nation’s war dead …
Mon., May 27, 2019, 11:49 a.m.
Vice President Mike Pence has paid tribute to fallen members of the U.S. Armed Forces, thanking their loved ones in a ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery and acknowledging that for …
Mon., May 27, 2019
Anyone who has struggled to grasp the world as it was – the global wars, the genocides, the deliberate famines and so-called revolutions that together decimated the early 20th century …
Mon., May 27, 2019
Of the more than 16 million Americans who served in World War II, fewer than 500,000 were still alive in 2018. So, while we can, we should make certain to …
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 5 p.m.
It’s not your imagination: The weather in Spokane for Memorial Day weekend usually isn’t very good.
Sun., May 19, 2019, 5 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: City Commissioner tells Inland Empire Employers Association new bridge needed to relieve congestion
Speaking to the Inland Empire Employers Association luncheon meeting, Spokane City Commissioner Leonard Funk said that in the near future Spokane must have a new bridge west of Monroe Street …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 2:26 p.m.
Throughout our travels, we’ve stayed in some fantastic campgrounds, perfect for exploring some of the best national parks and monuments in the West. The following campgrounds are some of our …
Thu., Aug. 30, 2018, 1:57 p.m.
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 …
Tue., May 29, 2018
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.
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.
Mon., May 28, 2018
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.
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.
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 …
Sun., May 27, 2018
State archives keeps letters, photos and other mementos left by visitors to the war memorials on the Capitol campus.
Sat., May 26, 2018
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 …
Thu., May 24, 2018
Highways, border crossings and ferry docks in Washington are likely to clog with traffic for Memorial Day weekend – travelers, plan accordingly.
Thu., June 15, 2017
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.
Wed., May 31, 2017
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 …
Tue., May 30, 2017
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.
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.
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 …
Mon., May 29, 2017
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 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.
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 …
Sat., May 27, 2017
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.
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 …
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:16 a.m.
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.
Mon., May 1, 2017, 10:48 a.m.
In a jarring contrast, Israel is transitioning from the solemn remembrance of fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism to joyous Independence Day celebrations.