Rifle Salute by Legion, VFW Members
The traditional rifle salute was part of the Memorial Day service at the Washington riverfront. This rifle unit is composed of members of the VFW Post 2661 and American Legion Post 218. Note the shell casings from the firing of the rifles.
Col. Hatcher Speaks
Retired Col. Walter Hatcher of Washington was the guest speaker at the Memorial Day service at the Washington riverfront. He spent 30 years in the U.S. Army with 15 of those years in overseas deployment. He served in Germany, Korea and Vietnam. His service included years with airborne divisions. He pointed to the stress for soldiers today with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.
Posted: Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:30 pm
Hundreds of people packed the Washington riverfront for the annual Memorial Day Service Monday, May 28.
This year’s service was hosted by the Washington VFW Post 2661 and co-hosted by the American Legion Post 218.
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 6:30 pm.