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November 10, 2013 at 6:01 PM

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Church pays tribute to veterans


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Thomas Pope, center, and deacon Harold Davis, right, hug during a tribute to veterans at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013 in Renton. Pope served in the Air Force and retired as a commander whose specialty was in air traffic control. "It's an honor and privilege to witness and participate in the service," said Davis, who served in the army.

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Commander Yolanda Gillen, a chaplain with United States Navy, speaks as the guest preacher during a tribute to veterans.

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Veteran Cynthia Jones wipes her eyes during a tribute to veterans.

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Candles are lit in honor of veterans, who were brought up and honored at the head of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship.

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Ann Branch pins a ribbon on veteran Cliff Gocha at New Beginnings Christian Fellowship. "It's nice we are not forgotten," said Gocha, who served for 27 years in the army.

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Members of New Beginnings Christian Fellowship worship during services. The church gave a special tribute to veterans.

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Eddie Rye Jr., a Garfield High School graduate, served in the Army National Guard and was stationed in Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas. Rye remembers not being able to use the main water fountains, despite being ready to die for his country.

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