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Fallen Soldiers Remembered at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Many people gathered at Sarg Hubbard Park in Yakima Monday to pay their respects to fallen soldiers.

Veterans read all the names of local soldiers who lost their lives in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan wars, while community members placed flowers near the monuments.

State Representative Norm Johnson gave a speech, reminding people to thank service men and women, especially Vietnam vets who were not treated very well after that war.

"We have a lot of Veterans here in the valley, and it's just good to see the public come out and support on Memorial Day. The one day a year that we actually get together for a good cause, it's really nice," said Kelvin Gaut with Combat Veterans United.

More than 1,100 service men and women from Washington died in the Vietnam War. Toppenish had the highest number of young men killed in Vietnam per capita than any other city in the U.S.