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By Bill Stevenson
Whitman County Gazette 

Tributes honor fallen soldiers

March of flags, new memorial, ceremonies held


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A volunteer carries a flag during Ruck for the Fallen on May 29 near Malden.

COLFAX - A new memorial in Endicott, a ceremony in Colfax, and a 13 mile march from Malden to St. John all paid tribute to fallen military personnel.

Ruck for the Fallen was a march of flags from the Malden fire hall to the St. John park on May 22. A "ruck" is a forced march by people in the military.

"Ruck for the fallen honors our fallen military and first responders with flags that travel across the country. These flags are signed by individuals from different agencies and transported across the United States. They are given to the family of the fallen member to honor their loved ones me...

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