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 25 through Monday evening, May 27.

Memorial Day Tribute


Please join us Monday, May 27 at 11:00 AM for our Memorial Day Tribute. Bring family, friends and neighbors…lawn chairs and blankets…and enjoy patriotic music, rifle volley, and taps. 

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 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 27 at 11:00 a.m. A recording of the live broadcast will also be available to view later.

Facebook Live

Our Speaker

We are honored to have Major General (MG) Robert L. Sentman as our featured speaker. 

Robert began his military career on January 8, 1958 when he enlisted in the United States Army. After attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, he commissioned through the Officer Candidate School as a Second Lieutenant on July 7, 1962.

During his career he has commanded three Engineer Companies, an Engineer Battalion, an Artillery Battalion, a Support Group and an Infantry Brigade. In March of 1986 he was promoted to Brigadier General and served as Director of Mobilization and Planning for the Iowa National Guard.

MG Sentman has earned numerous state and federal military awards and distinctions to include the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster.

MG Sentman retired August 5, 1992 after 34 ½ years of service. He and his wife currently own and operate a 1,200 acre cattle and crop farm near Iowa City, IA.

Win a Beautiful Tree!

Be sure to sign up for our FREE drawing. Six entrants will win a Crimson King Norway Maple 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