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MEMORIAL DAY

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Bill Rothermel – a third-generation member of the Park Rapids American Legion – said he was “honored and humbled” to speak “on a day like Memorial Day, which has such personal and emotional meaning
Letters and diary entries spell out the family impact of losing two of their three sons in just six months.
'I’m probably going to be sad for the rest of my life about losing him,' Joyce Alto said of her son Nate, who died in a service-related car accident in 1997. 'But I’m also very happy for the life I
Park Rapids, Menahga, Akeley, Laporte and Fern Township have scheduled Memorial Day programs.
The holiday honors service by American veterans and serves as the unofficial start to summer. The interactive graphic below provides some facts about the holiday.

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