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A local business man is offering a unique service for veterans

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KENNEWICK, Wash. -

A local Kennewick business man is offering a unique service for veterans. A business called Doves By John releases doves at special occasions like weddings and parties.

The owner John Rives recently started giving back to veteran families who have lost a soldier over seas. He now provides his services for free at funerals for men and women who have served and died in combat. Doves are released in the air as a symbol of the spirit being released.

John Rives says he enjoys giving back to other veterans. He says he got the idea to give back because he was in the armed forces."365 days a year you know weather pending but I'll do that for them in honor of them. That's kind of my way of giving back. It's time for someone to start and step up and start doing that for our veterans and for our service members," said Rives.

John sets free more than 20 doves at events. He's been doing this for a year now and has already given his free veteran service to several families in our area. He also does special dove releases for local police and firefighters killed on duty.

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