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Memorial Day Services at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick

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One of the many local Memorial Day ceremonies in the area was held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick. One of the many local Memorial Day ceremonies in the area was held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.
KENNEWICK, WA - One of the many local Memorial Day ceremonies in the area was held at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Kennewick.

Multiple speakers gave tribute to the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for our country. Boy Scouts placed flags around the area, wreaths were laid on grave markers, and Young Marines performed a traditional salute to the fallen soldier.

"If it weren't for our veterans we wouldn't have the freedom we too often take for granted, and I never understood that until I started participating in military funerals and realized what our veterans had done for us in the past," said Chaplain Art King of VFW Post 5785 in Kennewick.

NBC Right Now Wake Up Northwest anchor Claire Graham sang several songs at the ceremony.
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