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Memorial Day salute

VFW member Marvin Veden blows "Taps" at the end of Monday morning's program.1 / 9
Wadena Community Band conductor John Lindlief leads his group through a patriotic number.2 / 9
Disabled veteran John Crandall Sr. listened to a speaker on Memorial Day. Crandall was hit by mortar fire while serving in Vietnam in 1967.3 / 9
Captain Eric Staples of the Minnesota National Guard was the featured speaker.4 / 9
M-I rifles fired a salute to military veterans.5 / 9
Myrtle Vierkant of the VFW auxiliary salutes after laying a wreath to honor the memories of those who fought in the Korean War. Vierkant's husband served in Korea.6 / 9
Monday's fine weather brought out around 200 people for the annual Memorial Day program.7 / 9
VFW auxiliary members Sue Rebischke, Arlene Wynn, Barb Neuschwander and Nellie Wegscheid carry flags during the Memorial Day program Monday at the Wadena Cemetery.8 / 9
Members of the VFW Honor Guard stand at attention during Monday's program.9 / 9