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Flags are flying at Veterans Memorial Park in DL

Crowds gathered at the Veterans Memorial Park in Detroit Lakes Saturday morning for the official flag dedication. Six flags now fly permanently at the park, including one for each branch of the U.S. Armed Forces -- Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard and Air Force -- which flank the Stars and Stripes. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)1 / 2
Deborah Degroat and veteran Ike Thomas look over a memorial monument on the east side of the park. Thomas served for four years in the Navy on the USS Boxer. (Brian Basham/DL Newspapers)2 / 2

The Veterans Memorial Park flag dedication ceremony was held Saturday morning in Detroit Lakes. Sod for the park was in place and the new flags were run up their poles in their permanent position. Monuments that were formerly located at the Becker County Courthouse were also placed on the east side of the park, which will be their new home.