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Memorial Day 2017

The Willmar Senior High School Band plays at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery on Willmar. The service featured prayers, readings, and ceremonial gun salutes and flag raising by veterans. Clay Conover / Tribune1 / 8
Photo courtesy Rand Middleton Korean War and Navy aviation veteran Leonard Isdahl places American flags Saturday morning at the graves of military service members buried at Mamrelund Cemetery in rural Pennock. More than 2,000 flags were placed in Kandiyohi County for Memorial Day observances. 2 / 8
American Legion Auxiliary president Donna Arends, foreground, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary president Twyla Bauch Scofield place a wreath on a stone Monday during the Memorial Day service at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar in remembrance of unknown soldiers who died in war. Clay Conover / Tribune3 / 8
Donna Middleton / Tribune Aidan Donelan, left, and Caden Carlson, both Willmar eighth-graders, play taps on Memorial Day at Oak Park Cemetery in rural Willmar, following the roll call of veterans and rifle salute. 4 / 8
The Rev. Rod Rice from Word of Faith Family Church delivers the invocation at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. The service featured prayers , music from the Willmar Senior High School Band and ceremonial gun salutes and flag raising by veterans. Clay Conover / Tribune5 / 8
Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Les Kaenel introduces speakers at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. The service featured prayers, other speakers, music from the Willmar SEnior School Band and ceremonial gun salutes and flag raising by veterans. Clay Conover / Tribune6 / 8
Boys Stater Ethan Haines reads President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. Lincoln delivered the address Nov. 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers' National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Clay Conover / Tribune7 / 8
Boys Stater Garrett Shuldes reads General Logan's orders at the Memorial Day service Monday at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. In 1868, retired Union General John Logan organized the first national Decoration Day. Congress later that year established a national Memorial Day. Clay Conover / Tribune8 / 8

Photos from Memorial Day events in Willmar.

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