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Memorial Day festivities in Detroit Lakes ranged from the Avenue of Flags display at Oak Grove Cemetery. DL NEWSPAPERS/Brian Basham

Memorial Day is about more than picnics and beach barbecues

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Memorial Day is the unofficial start of summer — a day that many local residents spend enjoying a picnic in the park or a day at the beach with friends and family.

But as U.S. Army veteran Dr. Tom Seaworth pointed out at Monday’s festivities commemorating the holiday at the Detroit Lakes City Park, it is about so much more.

“Today, we’re gathered here to honor those who have gone before us and given the ultimate sacrifice,” Seaworth said.

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Vicki Gerdes
Staff writer at Detroit Lakes Newspapers and editor of MN Boomers magazine for the past 13 years. Living in DL with my cat, Smokey.
(218) 847-3151
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