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Duluth forms veterans marker committee

The Duluth City Council recently voted to create a Veterans Marker Committee to review and grant exceptions and exemptions relating to the Veteran’s Marker Program.

The five-member committee will consist of one member of the governing body appointed by the governing body, and two citizens of Duluth, at least one of whom is an active or retired veteran of the Army, Navy, Air force, Marines or U.S. Coast Guard. These members will be appointed by the governing body and serve four-year terms. The committee will also consist of the chairperson of the Duluth Planning Commission and the director of the Duluth Public Works Department.

Each year the streets of Duluth are lined with more than 800 markers and flags, representing those who served in the armed forces. The flags and markers are on display the week before and after Memorial Day, and also the week before and after Veterans Day.

Information: Department of Public Works at 770-476-2454 or www.duluthga.net/community, then click on “Veterans Flags and Markers.”

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