A Veteran’s Memorial Tribute Program will be held Sunday, February 24, 2013, 2 p.m. at Chewelah Memorial Park Cemetery in Chewelah. The cemetery is located about one mile south of Chewelah on the east side of Hwy. 395.
The rendering of Military Funeral Honors is one way this nation shows its deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. But it wasn’t until the year 2000 that Congress made this ceremonial paying of respects a statutory benefit for a veteran’s family. Prior to that time-even in recent years-honorably serving men and women have passed away without ever receiving a nation’s formal demonstration of gratitude for their service and sacrifice.
Well, they still deserve that recognition and the Veterans Memorial Tribute Program is dedicated to leaving none of them behind. The name of each Veteran will be read aloud, accompanied by the ceremonial ringing of a bell, followed by Full Military Honors with support from local Veterans Service organizations.
If your loved one was an honorably serving veteran who never received military honors, you owe it to yourself, your family-and your loved one’s memory-to attend.
For any questions or detailed information, please contact: SPC Jon Hauger, WA Army National Guard Honor Guard, (509) 532-2777.