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MEMORIAL DAY

Parades, picnics, fishing and fun for all ages: The Memorial Day weekend is, for most U.S. residents, the official kickoff to summer. But in Detroit Lakes, guest speaker Major Shaun Carlson urged those in attendance at the holiday observance to remember that it's really all about honoring those military members, past and present, who have volunteered to lay down their lives in service to their country.
Letters and diary entries spell out the family impact of losing two of their three sons in just six months.
Every Memorial Day weekend since 1990, American flags have flown over Detroit Lakes' Oak Grove Cemetery. Teams of volunteers work tirelessly to erect the flags on the Friday before, then take them down again on the Tuesday after Memorial Day.
The holiday honors service by American veterans and serves as the unofficial start to summer. The interactive graphic below provides some facts about the holiday.

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