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The Crow Wing County Memorial Day Committee is again having an annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony honoring all of America’s Veterans at the Evergreen Cemetery on Memorial Day May 30.

As part of the Memorial Day activities the committee posts casket flags of deceased veterans along the Evergreen cemetery fence. This annual event started in 1988 with just a few flags and has grown each year with more casket flags added each year.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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