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Salute: Residents out in full force to pay tribute on Memorial Day

A Boy Scout enthusiastically waved his American flag during the Memorial Day parade in Alexandria Monday. (Annie Harman/Echo Press)1 / 4
Boy Scouts placed flags on crosses in honor of the area’s veterans at a Memorial Day ceremony held at Legion Park in Brandon Monday. Parades and services were held throughout Douglas County. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)2 / 4
Tribute was made to war veterans during a ceremony at Brandon’s Legion Park Monday by a gun salute. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)3 / 4
The Brandon Memorial Day service was made complete by the playing of Taps on an authentic bugle. (Tara Bitzan/Echo Press)4 / 4

Sunny skies and warm temps brought many people out to pay tribute to military personnel.

An abundance of American flags, patriotic songs and guest speakers were part of numerous festivities held in communities throughout Douglas County, including Alexandria, Osakis, Brandon, Evansville, Millerville and Parkers Prairie.

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Those in attendance showed strong support to the area’s veterans through vigorous applause and flag waving.

The parades and services are held annually in honor of Memorial Day.