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An honor guard from the 13th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord takes part in a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup,.
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A bugler and rifle team from the 593rd Special Troops Battalion at Joint Base Lewis McChord stands during in a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup.
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Shirley Schmunk, left, is hugged by Pasco Mayor Pro-Tem Rebecca Francik on Monday following a dedication ceremony for the Gold Star Mothers Memorial at City View Cemetery in Pasco, Wash. Schmunk's son, Spc. Jeremiah Schmunk, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
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U.S. Army Sgt. Chantel Gonzalez plays "Taps" in the rain during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup. The U.S. flags mark the graves of people buried at the cemetery who served in the military.
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Wearing an authentic Army uniform from the Second World War Butch Ayala stands in silence near the World War Two Memorial on the Capitol campus in Olympia. An Army veteran, Ayala has stood vigil there the past eight years as well as appearing at many other area events.
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A member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #3070 places a flower on a veterans memorial during a Memorial Day ceremony, Monday, May 27, 2013, at the Sumner Cemetery in Puyallup, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)