Photo Gallery: Memorial Day, 2011

A collection of photos taken by Lee Enterprises photographers over Memorial Day weekend, 2011.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo: Boy Scouts honor veterans

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo: Boy Scouts honor veterans

"I came to honor the troops," said Boy Scout Nathan Voss, 10, of Fenton, MO, center, who was among the 4,000 St. Louis metro area Boy Scouts who honored veterans by decorating each of the 183,000 grave stones at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with an American Flag during the 62nd annua…

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo: Memorial Day flyover at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Photo: Memorial Day flyover at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

Korea and Vietnam veteran Thomas P. McDonald, 81, watches a B-25 flyover during the Memorial Day service at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Monday. McDonald serves on an honor guard for servicemen funerals with American Legion Post 162 in Lemay. ROBERT COHEN/St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Lincoln Journal Star Photo: Chip Williams visits his parents in Wyuka Cemetery

Lincoln Journal Star Photo: Chip Williams visits his parents in Wyuka Cemetery

Chip Williams, 59, spends Memorial Day sitting near the graves of his mother and father, both veterans of World War II, in Wyuka Cemetery on Monday, May, 30, 2011. BRYNN ANDERSON / Lincoln Journal Star

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The Pantagraph Photo: Memorial Day Parade

The Pantagraph Photo: Memorial Day Parade

People line the parade route throwing change onto a large American Flag sponsored by the Bloomington Elks Lodge 281 and Kiwanis Club in the Memorial Day Parade in Bloomington Monday afternoon May 30, 2011. (The Pantagraph/LORI ANN COOK-NEISLER)

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The Pantagraph Photo: Kraus VFW Post

The Pantagraph Photo: Kraus VFW Post

The John H. Kraus VFW Post 454 honored veterans by placing a wreath at his grave at the Danvers Cemetery Monday afternoon May 30, 2011. John H. Kraus served in the 18th Infantry in France and was the first serviceman killed killed in 1918. Kraus' niece Dorothy Murphy of Bloomington, left, he…

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La Crosse Tribune Photo: Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Civil War re-enactors

La Crosse Tribune Photo: Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Civil War re-enactors

Members of Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Civil War re-enactors, fire a volly after the services Monday in the Catholic Cemetery on Losey Boulevard. Erik Daily/La Crosse Tribune

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Billings Gazette Photo: Rifle salute at Mountview Cemetery

Billings Gazette Photo: Rifle salute at Mountview Cemetery

Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Legion and Marine Corps League perform a rifle salute for Memorial Day services at Mountview Cemetery on Monday, May 30, 2011. LARRY MAYER\Billings Gazette

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Independent Record Photo: Memorial Day in Helena

Independent Record Photo: Memorial Day in Helena

Despite the incessant rain, people gather at Main Street Park in East Helena to commemorate Memorial Day Monday, following the annual East Helena Memorial Day parade. Dylan Brown/Independent Record

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Baraboo News Republic: Memorial Day in Baraboo

Baraboo News Republic: Memorial Day in Baraboo

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Mattoon Journal Gazette Photo: Mattoon City Hall war memorial

Mattoon Journal Gazette Photo: Mattoon City Hall war memorial

Memorial Day ceremony attendees read the list of names on the war memorial in front of the Mattoon City Hall Monday morning (May 30, 2011) before the annual remembrance by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4325. (Photo by Ken Trevarthan/Mattoon Journal Gazette).

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Fremont Tribune: American Legion Honor Guard

Fremont Tribune: American Legion Honor Guard

Chris Bristol Dale Fenske, of the American Legion Honor Guard, salutes during the playing of Taps Monday morning as part of the Memorial Day program at Memorial Park. (Chris Bristol, Fremont Tribune)

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Columbus Telegram Photo: Frankfort Square salute

Columbus Telegram Photo: Frankfort Square salute

Members of the American Legion Honor Guard Post 84 prepare for the Salute to the dead during the Memorial Day program at Frankfort Square Monday. Telegram photo by Julie Blum

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Ravalli Republic Photo:

Ravalli Republic Photo:

The Corvallis American Legion Post 91 held a ceremony to honor veterans at the Corvallis cemetery on Memorial Day. Above, Larry Hale reads from a list of veterans from the area. DAVID ERICKSON - Ravalli Republic

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The Garden Island Photo: Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery

The Garden Island Photo: Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery

A visitor to the Hanapepe Veterans Cemetery takes in the Memorial Day service surrounded by flags placed at grave sites by the Boy Scouts of the Aloha Council, Monday. Photos by Dennis Fujimoto/The Garden Island

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The Citizen: Auburn High School Maroon Vanguard Marching Band

The Citizen: Auburn High School Maroon Vanguard Marching Band

The Auburn High School Maroon Vanguard Marching Band heralds the first leg of the annual Memorial Day parade down Genesee Street in Auburn on Monday. Jill Connor / The Citizen

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The World: Unfurling flags

The World: Unfurling flags

Gene Melton, left, and Clark Jones unfurl one of the more than 65 flags they erected on Monday. Working with Kathy Marsh and Bill Kehler, they placed flags along the entrances to Ocean View Memory Garden and Sunset Memorial Park. The four are part of the local AmVets group and have been putt…

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Corvallis Gazette-Times: Accepting a flag

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Accepting a flag

On behalf of the ‘gold star families’ who lost loved ones in a combat zone, the Schrock family accepts a flag from the keynote speaker, Brig. Gen. Steven D. Gregg, on Monday at the Benton County Veterans Memorial ceremony at the National Guard Armory. Vern Schrock died at 20 in Vietnam in 19…

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Santa Maria Time: Placing a wreath

Santa Maria Time: Placing a wreath

Cheryl Vandever and Albert Vandergriff place a wreath.//Bryan Walton/Staff Santa Maria

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The Sentinel, Hanford: Grangeville Cemetery

The Sentinel, Hanford: Grangeville Cemetery

Families wait to put their flags up in the Avenue of Flags during the Memorial Day ceremony at the Grangeville Cemetery on Monday. Apolinar Fonseca/The Sentinel (Hanford)

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Napa Valley Register: Veterans Memorial Park

Napa Valley Register: Veterans Memorial Park

MONDAY - MAY 30, 2011 - NAPA, CA - Colleen Beasley, left, hands out flags courtesy of the Knights of Columbus following Memorial Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Napa on Monday. J.L. Sousa/Register

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Globe Gazette: Memorial service

Globe Gazette: Memorial service

JEFF HEINZ/The Globe Gazette Ardella Shannon, VFW Post 733, carries a wreath to the Monument of the Unknown Monday during Memorial Day services at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery in Mason City.

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Herald & Review: Macon County Honor Guard

Herald & Review: Macon County Honor Guard

Charles E. Loury, a member of the Macon County Honor Guard, stands at attention during the national anthem Monday during Memorial Day ceremonies at Fairview Park.

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Casper Star-Tribune: Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery

Casper Star-Tribune: Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery

Patrick Hool walks through the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery during Memorial Day observances on Monday in Evansville.

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The Post-Star: Cooling off

The Post-Star: Cooling off

Members of the Log Jam and French Mountain Commons Little League softball teams use their water bottles to cool off during the Glens Falls & Queensbury Memorial Day Parade held on Monday, May 30, 2011.

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Rapid City Journal: Black Hills National Cemetery

Rapid City Journal: Black Hills National Cemetery

Wade Standing Bear of Kadoka leaves a flower at the tombstone of his father-in-law at the Black Hills National Cemetery on Memorial Day on Monday, May 30, 2011. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Journal staff)

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Sioux City Journal: Avenue of Flags

Sioux City Journal: Avenue of Flags

Some 1,161 U.S. flags were waving in the wind at the Plymouth County Courthouse in Le Mars, Iowa, as the American Legion, Wasmer Post #241 presented The Avenue of Flags Memorial Day program. Tim Gallagher/Sioux City Journal

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The Journal Times: God Bless America

The Journal Times: God Bless America

Singer Cheryl McCrary sings "God Bless America" on Monday, May 30, 2011 at the West Lawn Memorial Park's Memorial Day service. Scott Anderson/The Journal Times

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Winona Daily News: Wooden crosses

Winona Daily News: Wooden crosses

Each of the 216 wooden crosses carries the name of a fallen service member from the Winona area. (Rory O'Driscoll/Winona Daily News)

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Times-News: Folding the flag

Times-News: Folding the flag

Spc. Brendan Bleeker, left, folds the American flag while Staff Sgt. Sheldon Whitworth holds during a Memorial Day Ceremony at Rock Creek Cemetery south of Hansen on Monday. DREW NASH/Times-News

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The Courier: Black balloon release

The Courier: Black balloon release

Tom "Robby" Robinson, left, of The Rolling Thunder directs the release of black balloons in memory of those who are or have been prisoners of war or missing in action, at the 143rd Annual Memorial Day ceremony at Veterans Memorial Hall in Waterloo, Iowa on Monday, May 30, 2011. A new POW-MIA…

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Missoulian: 21 guns

Missoulian: 21 guns

A Missoula Search and Rescue team circles in the Clark Fork River while members of the VFW Honor Guard Post 209 perform a 21-gun salute at Caras Park on Memorial Day. Photo by LINDA THOMPSON/Missoulian

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The Bismarck Tribune: Cannon used for 21 gun salute

The Bismarck Tribune: Cannon used for 21 gun salute

Members of the North Dakota National Guard fired a cannon for the 21 gun salute. REBECCA BEITSCH/The Bismarck Tribune

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