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Memorial Day 2014: Minnesota remembers our debt to veterans

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With music, flag-raisings and flowers, thousands of Minnesotans spent this Memorial Day at traditional ceremonies honoring the state's veterans. In addition to the formal programs, thousands more placed flowers and said prayers at the gravestones of those who served from their own families.

KSTP's story noted that thousands spent the holiday paying their respects at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, where more than 180,000 service men and women are buried.

The Northland's News Center reported that the Cloquet Honor Guard gave a 21 gun salute to departed comrades in honor of the holiday. In Winona, the Winona Daily News published details of the community's 86th annual Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Park, sponsored by the local VFW post. The Brainerd Daily Dispatch had details of the Memorial Day celebration at Crosslake, which featured patriotic music, a bugler playing taps and an aerial fly-over by the North Star Squadron, a group of four fixed wing aircraft flown by pilots who participate in air shows throughout the Midwest.

FOX 9 had a series of images on its website of some of the ceremonies around the metro area and said it was an example of how "...Minnesota looks to express its gratitude and appreciation for its veterans each day, and on this Memorial Day, take a special moment to reflect on their courage and conviction and remember those who fought for us."

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