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Saluting The Brave: Honoring A Spokane Civil War Marine

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This Memorial Day weekend will certainly be a special one here in Spokane as a new monument built for a Civil War Marine will be installed and dedicated. This Memorial Day weekend will certainly be a special one here in Spokane as a new monument built for a Civil War Marine will be installed and dedicated.
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This Memorial Day weekend will certainly be a special one here in Spokane as a new monument built for a Civil War Marine will be installed and dedicated.

George Murphy may have served our country 150 years ago, but a group of people from the Inland Northwest are making sure his sacrifice is never forgotten. Right now, his headstone at Fairmount Memorial Park has no mention of his service, but a five-piece monument will be installed in its place ahead of Saturday’s ceremony where 100 people are expected to attend.

Murphy is only the second Civil War Marine discovered in Spokane and the monument is the result of nearly a year of work between several local groups. You’re encouraged to attend Saturday’s ceremony at 2 p.m. at Fairmount Memorial Park, and bring a flag to honor other local veterans as well.

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