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Local Veterans Honored During Tribute

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PASCO, Wash.

Dozens of local veterans posthumously received special honors Tuesday in Pasco.

The Veterans Memorial Tribute Program honors vets who didn't receive full military funeral honors when they died.

During the ceremony their names were read aloud, followed by the ringing of a bell and moment of silence.

"I'm a chaplaIn for military funerals and I've learned so much about what ordinary people have done during their service and how our freedoms that we have today are due to their service," said veteran Art King.

The tribute program is organized through the Washington Army National Guard's Honor Guard. Tuesday's ceremony took place at the City View Cemetery in Pasco.