A new veterans monument was dedicated in Dundee on Sunday. Ray McDowell organized the effort.
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.
A Veterans Day ceremony was also held in Ryan on Sunday. Ryan American Legion Post Commander Mike Jaeger explains.
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.
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.
Edith Seitz was in Strawberry Point on behalf of the Elkader Auxiliary.
Jeremy Eidler was in the parade with the Clayton Ridge High School band.
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.