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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: 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.


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 …


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: 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.


Then and Now: Memorial Day 1942

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


Spokane honor guard ranks dwindling, but demand for their services still high

On a sunny, blustery Friday at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake, the wind tugged at the huge flag and whistled around the shelter where a family was …


Holiday air travelers get a break from long security lines

Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines Friday ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing …


Looking Back: Opinions from past add perspective

Editorials covered moving holidays to Mondays, an initiative to limit employment opportunities for gay people and increasing U.S. secrecy and surveillance after 9/11.


100 years ago in Spokane: Jury clears merchant accused of improper behavior

From our archives, 100 years ago Mrs. May McDonald sued clothing merchant Albert J. Ziv for $500 after she claimed that he “assaulted her by laying hands on her and …


Chinook Pass aiming for Memorial Day reopening

Chinook Pass should reopen for Memorial Day weekend after being closed for the winter. That’s the date the state Department of Transportation targets each year. Some years it’s later and …


Memorial Day 2015: Never forget.

The number of battlefield casualties for America has dwindled since the last Memorial Day, as most U.S. forces have returned from faraway war zones and those who remain perform the …


Veteran’s long-unmarked grave given a headstone

When Chuck Elmore heard that a black Army veteran had been buried in the 1970s in an unmarked grave at Spokane-Cheney Memorial Gardens, he thought resolving the issue might take …


Bugler honors deceased veterans with a personal touch

Taps is 24 notes that can make the toughest soldier cry. It’s a musical recognition of a life ended, a goodbye that hangs in the air as friends and family …


Forest Service reminds visitors to leave fireworks behind

With the Memorial Day weekend approaching, the U.S. Forest Service would like to remind visitors to national forests in Oregon and Washington that discharging fireworks or explosives, including exploding targets, …


Front Porch: Holiday runs emotional spectrum

The sun warmed my shoulders and a breeze ruffled the flags that stretched out along the horizon. I laid the red, white and blue bouquet next to a pot of …


American Legion helps out drivers

Drivers pull over because someone’s bladder has gone red-zone. That’s Bob Grendell’s theory about why holiday travelers who started somewhere in Montana stop at the westbound Huetter rest area between …


A solemn day to remember

Dozens of flags snapped in the breeze Monday as hundreds gathered for a Memorial Day ceremony at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake. Bonnie Hunter sat on a …


Then and Now photos: War and peace

When war broke out in Europe in 1914, Americans began debating the idea of preparedness. Some, like Theodore Roosevelt, advocated expanding the military in anticipation of the spreading conflict. President …


Memorial service programs could definitely use an upgrade

The authors are almost always “anonymous.” Their verses show up on printed memorial programs handed out at funerals.


Holiday travelers stay close to home

NEW YORK — The forecast for summer travel, 2013: Partly sunny. Airlines, hotels and campgrounds are commanding higher rates and seeing more customers than a few summers ago, and luxury …


Spotlight: A Sasquatch sighting, at a discounted rate

Memorial Day weekend seems ages away, but it’s never too early to be thinking about Sasquatch. The annual four-day music festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in George, Wash., won’t announce …


Remembering heroes

Residents of the Inland Northwest paused to remember loved ones and service members Monday, including hundreds of people who braved chilly temperatures and blustery winds at two Memorial Day ceremonies …


Submariners honored in Hayden ceremony

Residents of the Inland Northwest paused to remember loved ones and service members Monday, including hundreds of people who braved chilly temperatures and blustery winds at two Memorial Day ceremonies …


Memorial Day events

Memorial Day Ceremony - Hayden – Monday. 10 a.m. laying of wreath and tolling of boats at Honeysuckle Beach, with prayer, rifle salute, taps. Main ceremony at 11 a.m. at …


Self-described Satanist allegedly removed cemetery markers

More than 70 tombstones and statuettes stolen from Eastern Washington cemeteries have been recovered from the home of a self-described Satanist. Now, with Memorial Day coming up, Stevens County authorities …


Getting There: Evergreen to undergo major work in summer

Evergreen Road in south Spokane Valley is going to see major improvements this summer with installation of a new water line and reconstruction of the roadway. People who live along …


Crowd gathers to honor fallen service members

Marge Brown stood near the graves of eight family members at Fairmount Memorial Park on Monday morning during a moving tribute to all of the soldiers who have died in …