The Seattle TimesA sacred ritual for veterans at Tahoma National Cemetery

May 29, 2017 - The Seattle Times

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A sacred ritual for veterans at Tahoma National Cemetery

TAHOMA NATIONAL CEMETERY — By now, after some 49,000 burials, there is a certain routine to the days here. When you drive in, an electric sign scrolls the day’s schedule. This past Wednesday there would be 17 services. The families in their cars are guided to a line. Rain or shine, Monday through Friday, the services go on for the vets. This is a serene place, with a well-tended 158 acres of greenery on the outskirts of Covington. Birds chirp and sometimes you hear a lawn mower,...

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