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Veterans honored at Tahoma Cemetery

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YAKIMA--Roughly 100 people came to Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima this morning for  a service for veterans of foreign wars.

The cemetery is home to hundreds of fallen soldiers from throughout the valley, including two Medal of Honor recipients.

Only a handful of people who survived the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor remain in Yakima.  KNDO talked with one of their children.

"I have the utmost respect and admiration for anyone who serves, Susan Erskine said.  "We wouldn't be here if it weren't for them."

Erskine's dad, Howard Cook, graduated from Ellensburg High School in 1941 and joined the Navy.  He was stationed on the USS Argonne when it was attacked by Japanese war planes.