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Local VFW holds Memorial Day ceremony in Tahoma Cemetery

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YAKIMA, Wash.-- VFW Post 379 held it's annual Memorial Day Celebration Monday in Tahoma Cemetery.

It included speeches from Combat Veterans United, the American Legion, and State Senator Curtis King. Speakers encouraged the audience to keep veterans and current soldiers on their minds while they're going about their day. Nearly 300 people showed up for the ceremony, a major upswing in attendance compared to the last few years.

"Very, very nice... I liked it very much... lots of people, good comradeship... very, very nice pleasant day," says Charles Austin with VFW Post 379.

Veteran's organizations laid wreaths on the cemetery's war memorial and a local group placed flags on the graves of those who served. The ceremony ended with a 21-gun salute.

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