WILLMAR — The men and women who served in the U.S. armed forces and have died are still being honored in the Willmar area for Memorial Day despite many events being canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the early hours of Friday morning, a hundred flags were raised by dozens of volunteers and veterans at the Flags of Honor memorial along U.S. Highway 71 in Willmar to commemorate those who lost their lives for the country. The flags will be up through Memorial Day on Monday.