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Ron Andreen of Willmar stands at attention during the honor guard salute at the 2010 Memorial Day service at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. (Tribune file photo by Ron Adams)

Memorial Day programs listed for west central Minnesota


Willmar veterans will raise the Flags of Honor at 7 a.m. today on the east side of Willmar Lake.

Squads of veterans from the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Disabled American Veterans and others will place flags on the graves of every veteran in the area.

On Memorial Day, the veterans will visit each cemetery where they will read the roll call, fire a rifle salute and play taps.

About 1,565 flags will be put on veterans' graves.

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