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The 13 folds of the flag

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The 13 folds of the flag

At military funerals, there is a storied history and etiquette that surrounds the folding of the American flag. Before being stored overnight or presented at a funeral, the Honor Guard will form a triangular pillow out of the flag with only the blue-starred field showing on the outside. The flag is

The Avenue of Flags at Mountain View

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The Avenue of Flags at Mountain View

Moving a wheelbarrow full of wet cement is a hard chore, especially on a recent, warm Saturday at Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory. "Manual labor -- you have to respect it," commented Kimball Jardine as he sat on a pile of cedar lumber. "Not only do you appreciate the

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

Compassionate service

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Compassionate service

To be compassionate is to see suffering and then work to alleviate it. "It takes a deep-rooted level of compassion to train for and respond to the needs of those who are suffering at all hours of the day," explained Ben Harris, chaplain and executive director of Tacoma-Pierce County Chaplaincy (TPCC). "Chaplaincy

A woman’s touch

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A woman’s touch

A funeral is a solemn occasion characterized by tradition and respect. It is a day of dignified celebration of a life lived. "The process of death is as important a part of the life cycle as birth," said Savannah Luna. "The beginning and end of life require a great deal of

Riding in honor

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Riding in honor

Since 1868, Memorial Day has been a celebrated day in American history, one in which all fallen veterans are remembered. Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory honors this sentiment, and it does so in an inclusive manner to embrace those soldiers that have given much to the country but

Coins, veterans, and first responders

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Coins, veterans, and first responders

Challenge coins are a tangible source of pride that extends back to the Greek and Roman armies. Some historians have commented on the fact that these soldiers carried coins to commemorate battles as proof of their bravery and unity in confronting an enemy. The record on the history of these coins became

Mountain View ... providing lasting memories for families

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Mountain View ... providing lasting memories for families

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory proudly serves veterans and area families with honorable and dignified arrangements. "Memorials are extremely important in helping families mourn the death of a loved one," said Clarke Thomson, general manager at Mountain View. Veterans qualify for discounted services as well. "We are the only

Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

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Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum

Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory is proud of its reputation as one of the most beautiful parks in Tacoma, and equally proud of its stunning new cremation estate garden development known as Mount Rainier Memorial Garden and Mausoleum. With about 1,000 burials a year, Mountain View's need for

Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

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Remembrance at Mountain View Memorial Park

Many servicemembers change duty stations often enough that "home" stops being where they came from. The places where they grew up or made a life for themselves before joining the military get further and further away, and "home" becomes their last duty station before getting out of the military. Sometimes,

Honoring the day

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Honoring the day

The honoring of passed veterans on Memorial Day is a responsibility that Mountain View Funeral Home, Memorial Park and Crematory and DuPont Cub Scout Pack 472 take seriously. "I've always been a big believer in American patriotism, and I think it is very important to not forget all of the heroes,

Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

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Mountain View Funeral Home and Memorial Park will once again commemorate Memorial Day

Formerly known as Decoration Day, the last Monday in May has come to be known as Memorial Day, a day for remembering those who have died, specifically those who have died in the service of their nation. It is a time for our nation to remember, reflect and heal. For decades,

2019 Memorial Day Guide

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2019 Memorial Day Guide

Memorial Day is a time to honor those who served their country but have since departed this world. An opportunity to bow our heads and remember those we loved. From the largest Memorial Day remembrance in the area, to highlights of

State Street Beer Company

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State Street Beer Company

ANNOUNCER: Just around the corner from the bustling Sixth Ave. of Tacoma, in the corner basement of what used to be a long-time antique store, is the latest reason to make your way to Tacoma. Already in town, Dutch and Jackie make their way in for several tap beer and

Grub Gossip

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The brand new E9 Brewpub and Taproom promised delectable food trucks and visiting food fare vendors to provide sustenance to pair with pints of E9 Brews, and this Friday and Saturday they offer Fresh & Distinct Filipino Food with Jan Parker Cookery. Parker has dialed in outdoor cooking to a

Welcome, Defiance!

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Welcome, Defiance!

In call-and-response fashion, Cheney Stadium echoed: "TACOMA! DEFIANCE!" Fans chanted for their hometown Defiance against their bitter rivals from Portland. Now the second season of professional soccer in Tacoma -- and the first full year -- Cheney now serves as a multi-sport complex since the January rebranding of the Seattle Sounders

‘Wise Guy’ back in the sky

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‘Wise Guy’ back in the sky

In the cockpit of "Wise Guy," a B-52H Stratofortress which had been baking in the Arizona sun at the 309th Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group since 2008, is a note that reads: "AMARG, this is 60-034, a cold warrior that stood sentinel over America from the darkest days of the

Wilson praises airmen in farewell remarks

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Wilson praises airmen in farewell remarks

Two years and nine days since becoming the 24th Secretary of the Air Force, Heather Wilson bid a formal farewell, May 21, to the institution and its airmen, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve and declaring, "I will always be an airman." "I lived a blessed life," Wilson said in

Visit beautiful Salem

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Visit beautiful Salem

Salem, Oregon, is a beautiful main street community which makes a perfect base for your stay in the area. Pick a downtown hotel and you can walk to many attractions, shops and restaurants. In addition to the city, Salem is in the heart of the Willamette Valley and is surrounded

‘The best round of golf in your life!’

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‘The best round of golf in your life!’

To commence the summer golf season, USO Northwest will host the Red, White & Blue Golf Classic -- a tournament and auction comprised of corporate foursomes with a unique twist. A military golfer joins each group, which creates an all-military golf tournament within the overall field. USO Northwest reported that all

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