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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Garfield, Steptoe assemblies honor veterans


November 14, 2019

Paul Beck

In Rosalia, a special service was conducted at the Veterans Memorial Park on Veterans Day.

Veterans were honored at assemblies Friday, Nov. 8, in Garfield and Steptoe.

Ozzie Knezkovich, US Army, retired, spoke at Garfield Middle School. He is the Spokane County Sheriff.

"We are about to hand off the torch. I apologize for the condition of the torch you are being given," he said. "... I challenge you to reunite this nation."

The Garfield assembly included rows of veterans, called to stand, if able. Special honoree Jerold W. Powell, a veteran of the Philippines was in World War II.

The Garfield/Palouse High School wind ensemble and the young Garfield/ Palouse/Oakesdale singers we...

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