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Memorial for veterans that didn't get military honors funerals

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RICHLAND, Wash.-- Sometimes veterans don't get buried with full military honors, but a special ceremony Tuesday in Richland aimed to give those veterans the tribute they deserve.

Tuesday's public memorial took place at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland. The veterans names were read aloud as those in uniform saluted. The colorguard presented and a military member played taps.

Bob Cooley, a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, says he feels a bond to those who've passed.

"We're supportive. We're comrades. We're like brothers. When one passes on, it hurts all of us. So this is our way to honor that person. It's to show honor," says Cooley.

Participants in the ceremony included the Army National Guard Honor Guard, members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion Post 34.

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