Avenue of Flags in Detroit Lakes, MN

The Avenue of Flags is on display every Memorial Day and Veterans Day at Oak Grove Cemetery in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.

 

This project began in 1991 with 43 Veterans Burial Flags. As of Veterans Day 2009 737 Veterans Burial Flags were being displayed.

Each Flag has a gold tag with the name of the Service Member and which branch of service and which War Era they served.

 

I learned of this display of flags from another blogger last year, she visited and had many wonderful photos to share with her readers. Thanks! Livin’ it up Country for sharing!

 

Far Guy, Madison and I went over yesterday. It is a site to behold, I have never seen so many flags in one area. It is hard to focus on just one flag when there are so many to see.

 

I saw flags, but I also saw burials and flag covered caskets, the slow ceremonial folding of the flag, taps being played for the last time and a family receiving a flag. There comes a time when there is no one that wants the flag anymore..and this project is a perfect place for those long ago service men and women flags to fly for a few days each year..so that they are never forgotten:)
 

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4 Responses to Avenue of Flags in Detroit Lakes, MN

  1. buffalogal says:

    we are going to DL today to see the flags.

  2. dumbo says:

    Fergus Falls also has an avenue of flags. They cover nearly every park and many streets. If you can’t get to DL try Fergus.

  3. CEY says:

    They have a similar avenue of the Flags in Dallas, Oregon at the cemetary.

  4. Ann says:

    We put out around 50 at our little church.
    Only there small flags.