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A Rolling Thunder Memorial Day Tribute


Here is a moving tribute to those men and women who have served in the United States Military to give us the freedom we enjoy everyday. Remember them all. Remember "Freedom Isn't Free."

Last year Staff Sergeant Tim Chambers honored his brothers in arms wi

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Memorial Day Celebration

Yakima Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 379 is holding a special Memorial Day ceremony at the Tahoma Cemetary at 10:00 a.m. on May 28. The ceremony will feature a speech by State Senator Curtis King.

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America will hold a Memorial Day ceremony at the Korean/Vietnam monument at Sarge Hubbard Park on May 28

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Yakima Area Cemeteries’ Memorial Day Weekend Decoration Policies

We asked the major Yakima area cemeteries what dates  Memorial Day weekend flowers would be removed or needed to be picked up by.

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Sharp Rise In Gas Prices Marks The Weekend.

If you are driving this upcoming holiday weekend be ready for the likelihood of a sharp rise in gasoline prices in the next few days and through the weekend in Yakima. "I expect stations to increase prices as much as 10-35 cents per gallon by the conclusion of the weekend with some stations starting to raise prices immediately," said Patrick DeHaan, GasBuddy

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Click It Or Ticket

Do you wear a seatbelt? The majority of people already buckle up when behind the wheel. In fact, the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission says the seatbelt compliance rate of nearly 98 percent is one of the highest in the country. Angie Ward, the commissions program manager, says the click it or ticket campaign started May 21

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To Remember Thoses Who Have Paid The Ultimate Price

While you are enjoying your Memorial Day weekend, the local Veterans of Foreign Wars organization wants you to remember those who have served in the United States military. The 2012 Memorial Day Ceremony will take place at Tahoma Cemetery in Yakima at 10:00 a

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Veterans Memorial To Be Built In Sunnyside

On May 16, first husband Mike Gregoire, and State Veterans Director John Lee, will visit the veterans memorial that is now under construction on Edison Avenue near City Hall. Gregoire and Lee will discuss construction and completion of the project

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Memorial Day…How It Started

The unofficial start of summer is a day off work complete with barbecues, jammed highways, summer blockbuster movies and holiday sales. How many of us know how it started?

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Eight Heartwarming Videos of Soldiers’ Surprise Homecomings

On Memorial Day, we commemorate all the U.S. soldiers who've died while serving our country. With so many of our servicemen and women currently on dangerous overseas assignments, it's also a time to think about their sacrifice, and the sacrifice of their families back home.

In these videos, families of soldiers get the surprise and relief of a lifetime when their loved ones return home from duty unannounced. You'll really want to grab a box of tissues before watching.

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Camping? Be Careful When You Build That Fire

Memorial Day weekend has become synonymous with the beginning of summer by celebrating with barbecues, outdoor cooking and camping. The Office of the State Fire Marshal would like to remind everyone to be careful with any activity that could trigger a wildfire

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