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Across Western Washington, a Memorial Day to reflect and to honor the fallen

Across Western Washington, a Memorial Day to reflect and to honor the fallen

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Seattle, WA, May 28, 2018 | comments

SEATTLE -- All across Western Washington, people turned out on Memorial Day to remember and honor the service members who gave their lives for the county.

"Honoring those that served before us, honoring those that served and made it, twice a year we get to do this so it's pretty important," said Douglas Russell, referring to Memorial Day for the fallen and Veteran's Day for all veterans.

Headstones with a single American flag line the hillside at Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park in Seattle.

For some families, the annual flag-placing has become a tradition that parents have passed on to their kids through generations.

"I've done it every single year ... my great-grandpa is over there, by the doughboys," said a young boy, referring to the nickname given the American soldiers in World War I.


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