RICHLAND, Wash. - Saturday evening the Time of Remembrance continued with a candlelight vigil.
Many tears flowed as people gathered at Howard Amon Park in Richland for the event. Men, Women, and children held candles and prayed. There was a special ceremony.
Event organizer Shirley Schmunk lost her son in the war. She said tonight's ceremony was extremely rewarding for anyone who has lost a loved one in combat.
She said, "I have seen so many pleased expressions on people's faces today and the rule is if you want to cry you cry."
Schmunk said that the music combined with the river backdrop added a special touch to the emotional event.
Sunday the City of West Richland will have an official state recognition ceremony at Flat Top Park beginning at 11 a.m.
Each soldier will be honored.