Veterans Day Ceremonies Held Around Area

A new veterans monument was dedicated in Dundee on Sunday. Ray McDowell organized the effort.

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The monument features over one hundred bricks featuring the names of Dundee area veterans. The monument has room to expand, so anyone who still wants to purchase a brick in memory or honor of a Dundee area veteran can do so.

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A Veterans Day ceremony was also held in Ryan on Sunday. Ryan American Legion Post Commander Mike Jaeger explains.

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Five area World War Two veterans who were killed in action were honored as part of the ceremony – they included John Heiberger, Howard Dolphin, James Gaffney, Wayne Wade and Lawrence McElligott. They were among fifty-one soldiers from Delaware County who lost their lives in World War Two. Jaeger says the Legion works to recognize and support all veterans.

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Strawberry Point held their first-ever Quad County Veterans Celebration on Saturday, which included a parade, lunch and ceremony. Al Wilson, who served in the U.S. Army, had a special entry in Saturday’s parade.

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Edith Seitz was in Strawberry Point on behalf of the Elkader Auxiliary.

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Jeremy Eidler was in the parade with the Clayton Ridge High School band.

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The Manchester American Legion Post will hold Veterans Day observances today at 10:30 am at West Delaware Middle School gym and 1 pm at St. Mary’s School. A lunch will be held in between at the Legion, and the public is invited to attend any of today’s three events.

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