Memorial Day markers topped with waving American flags line parts of Buford Highway, Main Street, West Lawrenceville Street, and Pleasant Hill Road in Duluth. The white cross-shaped markers bear the names of deceased U.S. military serviceman who served their country.
The markers and flags serve as a prelude to the city's Memorial Day Service at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Duluth Town Green and Amphitheater. This year’s service will honor Korean War veterans on the 60th anniversary of the 1950-1953 war. They will be presented commemorative coins in appreciation of their service.
The service is sponsored by the City of Duluth, American Legion Post 251, and the U.S. Department of Defense. American Legion Riders from Post 251 will deliver a "Fallen Heroes Salute."
Veterans who wish to participate in the ceremonies should contact Crystal Huntsinger at 770-476-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.