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May 28, 2019
Vietnam veteran David Coalwell, who also serves as commander of the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard, was the featured speaker at Monday's Memorial Day festivities in Detroit Lakes. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
The history of the 13 folds: Memorial Day speaker gives crowd a little lesson in flag etiquette
May 28, 2019 - 7:50am
May 18, 2019
With flags billowing in the breeze, the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard led off last year's Memorial Day Parade in downtown Detroit Lakes. The parade was followed by a program at the Pavilion, which was filled almost to capacity. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
All gave some, some gave all: Memorial Day is about more than picnics and parades
May 18, 2019 - 8:00am
May 29, 2018
With flags billowing in the breeze, the Lake Region Veterans Color Guard led off Monday morning's Memorial Day Parade in downtown Detroit Lakes. The parade was followed by a program at the Pavilion, which was filled almost to capacity. (Vicki Gerdes / Tribune)
'Peace is expensive': WW II vet delivers poignant Memorial Day address
May 29, 2018 - 5:26am
May 31, 2017
Visitors flocked to Detroit Lakes' Oak Grove Cemetery Monday afternoon, by car and on foot, taking advantage of a brief break in the rainy weather to view the inspiring sight of more than 650 American flags floating in the breeze. (Vicki Gerdes/Tribune)
'To honor those who served and died for our freedoms': Despite rain, crowds gather in Detroit Lakes for Memorial Day festivities
May 31, 2017 - 12:53pm
July 11, 2016
Merry Lee Linden, center, welcomed her son's former Army mates, Luis Rivera (left) and Sinuhe Montoya (right), along with Sinuhe's son, Troy Linden Montoya, to her home in Rochert on Friday, to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of her son Troy's death in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Sinuhe's son was named in memory of the local soldier, and it was the first time he had introduced the boy to the Linden family. DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE/Vicki Gerdes
Remembering ‘Troy Boy’: Linden family, friends gather to honor 10-year anniversary of local soldier’s death
July 11, 2016 - 3:06pm