Memorial Day Tributes

Avenue of Flags at Cedar Memorial

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We are proud to invite you to our Memorial Day Avenue of Flags. More than 1,500 American flags—each donated by veterans' families over the last 70 years—line the avenues from Saturday morning through Monday evening to honor our veterans and all those who serve in the military. This year the flags will be displayed from Saturday morning, May 27 through Monday evening, May 29.

Memorial Day Tribute


Please join us Monday, May 29 at 11:00 AM for our Memorial Day Tribute. Bring family, friends and neighbors…lawn chairs and blankets…and enjoy patriotic music, rifle volley, taps and a personalized balloon release. Come early to personalize balloons to honor veterans you love, respect, or admire.

In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Chapel of Memories.

Fresh and silk flower arrangements will be available at the The Chapel Flower Shop located next to the Chapel of Memories. You can also visit The Flower Shop at the new location in the chalet building on the corner of First Avenue and Glenbrook Drive SE, just across the street from Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Can't Be There in Person? Watch Facebook Live!

Go to our Facebook page at to watch the ceremony live, Monday, May 29 at 11:00 a.m. A recording of the live broadcast will also be available to view later.

Facebook Live

Our Speaker

Brigadier General Steve FeldmannWe are honored to have Brigadier General Steven J. Feldmann (Ret.) as our featured speaker. BG Feldmann served in the United States Marine Corps from 1973–1978, Iowa Army National Guard from 1981–2003, and the Army Reserves from 2003–2012. Overseas assignments included Kuwait, Haiti, Afghanistan, and South Korea. Awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Award with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Award with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Award with three oak leaf clusters, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal. He retired in 2012 after serving 38 years in uniform.

Win a Beautiful Tree!

Be sure to sign up for our FREE drawing. Five entrants will win a Flowering Tulip tree. Our professional grounds crew will deliver and plant the trees for free (within the greater Cedar Rapids metro area).

Video Highlights of our Memorial Day Tribute