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Military Honored at Auto Show in Richland

KENNEWICK, Wash. - People across the country honored United States service men and women for Memorial Day Weekend.   

In the Tri-Cities, hundreds of people gathered in Howard Amon Park in Richland for the 26th annual Memorial Day Auto Show in Richland.  Today was festive and fun, but many said today's ceremony is about remembering those who have given their lives for our freedom.

Chris Wollam, event organizer and veteran said, "There are people who have given everything including their lives for our freedoms.  And what greater thing is there to celebrate or recognize than people who give their lives for us."

One solider stationed in Fort Lewis completely covered his Mustang with names of Vietnam P.O.W's.  Army Sergent WC Petty army said, "It represents people that are in the army now or any military service, but i gear it towards Nom because they were treated the worst."

One local group is trying to make soliders overseas feel more at home by sending them care packages.  The founder of the group, Jan Sass said many soliders are surprised to receive a care package from people they don't know.  "But then if you turn that around, someone that doesn't even know me is risking their life and limbs across the world for my freedom."