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UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 10:04 p.m.

Fallen service members “were loved. They are missed. They made a difference.”

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 …


Trail of ashes: A local man’s work to restore identity to the unclaimed dead

A local retiree spends his days sifting through cemetery records, updating lists of the dead. His work has led to some surprising discoveries – and even united families across more …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 16, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Thousands of wreaths adorn veterans cemetery for annual event

Hundreds of patrons came to the Medical Lake burial ground Saturday to pay their respects as part of Wreaths Across America Day. Many wreaths were set on the gravestones by …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 9:37 p.m.

Forgotten remains of Washington veterans arrive in Medical Lake with motorcycle escort

Volunteer riders from all over Washington escorted the remains of 28 former service members and their families to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake on Wednesday afternoon. The …


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: Tue., May 16, 2017, 11:11 p.m.

Idaho approves second state veterans cemetery, set for eastern Idaho

Plans for a second Idaho state veterans cemetery in eastern Idaho won approval from the state Land Board on Tuesday, nearly a decade after plans for a North Idaho state …


Pete Bang, who lost two brothers in WWII and was sent home akin to ‘Saving Private Ryan,’ dies at 91

Peter Bang, 91, was the last surviving child of a large, close Spokane Valley family that sent five children to World War II.


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 …


Navy pilot, lost in winter storm in 1945, to be honored at Veterans Cemetery

Andy Norberg was just a few months old when his father, a Navy Reserve pilot, disappeared and was presumed dead. “Some of the things that I knew, when I grew …


Missing in America nonprofit lays 46 ‘lost’ local veterans to rest

Their cremated remains have been in storage at mortuaries and churches throughout the state, some for more than 40 years. On a blustery Tuesday morning, in handcrafted boxes of purpleheart …


History a focus at St. George’s, veterans cemetery

St. George’s School senior Cody Mekus brought some students last fall to Frankie Doodle’s in downtown Spokane to interview a group of Vietnam War veterans. Mekus, a history buff, was …


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 …


Ceremony to inter veterans’ remains

Paul Fuchs has a soft spot in his heart for veterans, especially those like his father who served in the Korean War. So when he heard the ashes of a …


If you go

The Missing in America Project ceremony to inter the unclaimed remains of more than 50 Washington veterans is at 3 p.m. Friday at the state Veterans Cemetery, 21702 Espanola Road, …


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 …


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 …


Detective work pays off in quest to honor forgotten vets

When Lyndon A. Atwood died in Clarkston six years ago, no one noticed for days. He was broke. No next of kin. The county eventually cremated him, and an acquaintance …


Veterans cemetery in Medical Lake embraces wreaths tribute

Jane Montaney’s eyes brimmed with tears and her voice quavered as she described how it felt to place a wreath on a veteran’s grave at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery …


Wreath program honors area veterans

Jane Montaney’s eyes brimmed with tears and her voice quavered as she described how it felt to place a wreath on a veteran’s grave at the Washington State Veterans Cemetery …


Fitting farewells

When Beth Ann Daigre’s husband was laid to rest in 2002, a Navy officer presented her with the nation’s flag and spoke to her in hushed tones. “On behalf of …


State cemetery a first for vets

On a day reserved for paying tribute to fallen service members, hundreds of veterans and their family members, active service members and dignitaries turned out to break ground Monday on …