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Spokane celebrates Memorial Day

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MEDICAL LAKE, Wash. -

On Monday, people across the Inland Northwest honored those who made the ultimate sacrifice by going to Memorial Day ceremonies. One military couple from Spokane pays a constant tribute. "Both of us being veterans, it's very important to us," said Wendy Jarchow.

Both Wendy and her husband Dennis have a military background. They went to the Washington State Veterans Cemetery in Medical Lake to visit their loved ones. Part of Wendy's family is there. Wendy's brother-in-law served in Vietnam and passed away in 2013. Buried with him is Wendy's sister. "It's been such a short time ago. It's still kind of raw at times but I am happy that they are here," said Wendy.

Wendy and Dennis already have plans for their future as well, "We are going to be buried here too," said Wendy.

They both say they'll keep going back each year for the Memorial Day Service. "I'm 75 now and I'm going to keep on coming until I go," said Dennis. 

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