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Garden of Memories prepares for Memorial Day

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WATERLOO (KWWL)  -- Flags are already waving in the wind at Garden of Memories cemetery.

In preparation for Memorial Day, Garden of Memories staff put up 540 large flags for the cemetery's annual "Avenue of Flags."  The flags go up each year on the Friday before Memorial Day and come down on Tuesday.

The cemetery doesn't have an actual Memorial Day ceremony, but all weekend long people are invited to drive through the cemetery and find flags in honor of loved ones.

Garden of Memories is also filled with more than 3500 small flags.  Numerous volunteer groups including East High students and the ROTC helped put out these flags.

 

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