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Wapato Veteran's Memorial dedicated

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WAPTO, Wash -- A memorial honoring those who served in the armed forces and died in battle is unveiled in Wapato.

The Wapato Veteran's Memorial was dedicated Saturday morning.

Several hundred people turned out, including city leaders, veterans and members of the Yakama nation.

An honor guard gave a 21-gun salute and Taps was played. Members of the Yakama Tribe also performed a traditional dance, signifying the return of warriors.

Veterans say the memorial means a lot to them.

"Its just not for one veteran," said Robert Armijo, a veteran from Wapato. "Its for veterans of all services."

Today's dedication caps three years of fundraising. 

The memorial is located at 1009 South Camas Road in Wapato.