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Bataan remembered

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Bataan remembered

Sgt. 1st Class Dan Figuracion was recently laid to rest at Mountain View Funeral Home. His passing marks the end of an era. A decorated World War II veteran who served with the 26th Regiment Cavalry in the Philippines, Figuracion and other Philippine Scouts conducted the last horse-mounted charge against an enemy

Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

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Mountain View Memorial ... providing lasting memories for families

Mountain View Funeral Home proudly serves veterans and presents honorable and dignified arrangements to area families. "Memorials are extremely important and the basis of human existence of how we mourn our dead," said Rich Snyder, sales manager at Mountain View. "It's how we mark a person's existence, whether they are placed

Cremation growing in popularity

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Cremation growing in popularity

Cremation is rapidly becoming the preferred choice for families in Washington state. About half a century ago, nearly all who died in the United States were buried and only about four percent were cremated. Since then, economic, societal and religious perspectives have changed from burial to cremation services. According to the latest data

Honoring those who pass

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Honoring those who pass

The military is steeped in tradition, and funerals are no exception. One of the more somber of military traditions is the symbolism surrounding a funeral with military honors. The rendering of military funeral honors for an eligible veteran is mandated by law, free of charge, and conducted by an honor guard comprised

Taking a knee

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Taking a knee

To take a knee means to pause to rest or make adjustments to a course of action. It also means to honor the fallen. Memorial Day presents an opportunity for the Joint Base Lewis-McChord and surrounding communities to take a knee and reflect on the service of those who gave the last

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627th Air Base Group (ABG) changes hands

Change of Command ceremonies are a military tradition rooted from the time of Frederick the Great of Prussia (early 1700s), known by many as one of the first "genius" military commanders. During that era, military organizations created specialized flags that signified their organization, created a visual symbol to follow during battles

Take flight

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Take flight

Most people can remember a time in their life when the sound of an airplane whooshing across the sky would make them lift their face and search for the plane. We may have been young when we first looked upward, but every Memorial Day the gesture returns as air shows

Clinic turns 1

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Clinic turns 1

It's been a year since Pacific Medical Centers opened its Lakewood location, promising a special niche for military personnel in the Joint Base Lewis-McChord area. It seems as though the company has delivered, as its popularity within the military community has been strong and well justified. With guaranteed same-day appointments

Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

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Tacoma becomes a Super Bowl city

Tacoma will become a "Super Bowl City" at the Washington State History Museum when "Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame" kicks off Saturday, May 27. The 6,000-square-foot multimedia exhibit is the largest, most comprehensive traveling exhibition ever created about the sport. The WSHM is the only

Indispensable

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Indispensable

Over the long, storied history of Saturday Night Live, two types of performers emerged as enduring successes. The first is a rangy, unpredictable juggernaut of comedy, a showboat for whom SNL's writers trip over themselves to generate flashy material. Bill Murray and Will Ferrell were that type, as is Kate

From Germany with love

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From Germany with love

ANNOUNCER: When it was announced that a German beer hall would open in Tacoma by an experienced restaurant company already doing the same in Seattle, it was oompah music to the ears of the boys. And, after giving the joint a few visits, they remain all smiles. JASON: I love the

Fishnapped at Olympia Family Theater

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Fishnapped at Olympia Family Theater

What a wonderful play! Fishnapped at Olympia Family Theater is a wild and rocking, sweet and touching musical ostensibly for kids but a treat for all ages. And it is a world premiere locally written and produced. It was written by Amy Shephard and Andrew Gordon with music and lyrics

Show of darkness

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Show of darkness

The first thing that strikes the eye upon walking into Larry Calkins' show "Something Happened Again Tomorrow" at the Feast Art Center, is a pair of rust-colored figures hanging in the windows. Hanging as in lynched. The overall impression, not just of these figures but of the entire show, is

River of surreality

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River of surreality

There's a malleability to music that continues to transfix listeners and creators alike. This implicit call to use every extent of sound at your disposal, hampered by limitations of equipment, money, proficiency, the human's ability to hear, and every sonic trick known to musicians, creates a culture of artists who

Rotary-powered education

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Rotary-powered education

Sean Quillin was a problematic student when he watched a helicopter touch down during an event to interest youngsters in the military. "That's when I knew I wanted to fly," he said to a group of high school students last week. "I have wanted to be a pilot since I was twelve

Lunch Bunch goes to Pal-Do World

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Lunch Bunch goes to Pal-Do World

The Lewis Community Spouses' Club (LCSC) Lunch Bunch headed to South Tacoma Way, recently, for a visit to Pal-Do World - a large store with Korean grocery items, meats, fresh vegetables and prepared foods.  Similar to the Exchange at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, it has a food court and other shops

New education center name steeped in history

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New education center name steeped in history

The John "Bud" Hawk Education Center is a building with a history. "His life personifies the values of education and dedication to service," said Col. Thomas Brittain, then commander, Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM), to an audience that included local dignitaries and four Medal of Honor recipients at the center's dedication ceremony

Got Your 6 Fishing

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Got Your 6 Fishing

Got Your 6 Fishing helps veterans and active duty military suffering from post-traumatic stress and other mental health issues learn coping skills. The scenic waterways of Washington State are utilized to provide healing recreation to these warriors. Founder and President of Got Your 6 Fishing, Staff Sgt.(R) Ryan Caldwell found his

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Il Fiasco's tiramisu

Il Fiasco's tiramisu I was sitting at Il Fiasco’s bar next to an elderly couple who, I must say, were having quite a time sipping wine. The old guy next to me was a character and clearly all his wife could handle. While perusing the dessert menu the guy came

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