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Memorial Day Parade in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash.--On this beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend, the City of Yakima reminds everyone what the long weekend is really all about.

The streets of Downtown Yakima were lined with people waving flags at the annual parade. People we spoke with said it's a great way to pay tribute to all of America's Soldiers.

"We certainly are appreciative of the fact that we get to have a gathering like this," said Skyler Young. "I mean it was their lives throughout history that paid for our freedoms to just be free, to have this kind of good time together."

There will be several services in Yakima to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, including one at Tahoma Cemetery at 10 a.m. and another at Sarg Hubbard Park hosted by the Vietnam Veterans. That service will begin at 1 p.m.