We think commanders at Fort Lewis should do everything they can to maintain the practice of holding individual memorial servicess for Fort Lewis men and women killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. We’re going to consult with Lakewood’s Bill Harrison, retired Army general who once commanded Fort Lewis to see if he agrees with the Fort brass’s decision to switch to once-a-month services. His view will carry a lot of weight with us.
Update: Harrison tells us he supports the policy change. Among other things, it will make it easier for families to attend the on-base ceremonies. Often they are too busy making hometown funeral arrangements to get out to Fort Lewis for a memorial service. So we’ll support the policy change and explain why.
Pulling a caper to steal millions from casinos is a popular theme in the movies. Nobody feels sorry for the casino owners. But it’s still a crime, and in the case of the recently busted scam that victimized the Emerald Queen casino, it victimized the Puyallup Tribe and its members.
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