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Memorial Day Service at Sunset Memorial Gardens in Richland

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RICHLAND, Wash. - Hundreds gathered Monday in Richland for the 41st Annual Memorial Day Service at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

More than 1,000 flags were displayed to honor service members. Volunteers read the names of more than 50 veterans who are buried at the cemetery.

Local veterans wore their uniforms in honor of their fallen comrades and to encourage everyone to remember their service.

"It's important to remember what our fallen have died for. Not for themselves, they gave their lives for us," said Anthony Tonda, Marine Corps Veteran.

The ceremony included a 21-gun salute and a fallen soldier memorial presentation.

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