VETERANS DAY: 2013 Events In Iowa

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Veterans Day List of Events — Provided by the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Director, Colonel Robert King (Ret), encourages Iowans across the state to honor their military service members, veterans, loved ones, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice, by attending one of the many Veterans Day ceremonies and services taking place in Iowa.

The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs will conduct an Iowa Veterans Day Remembrance Ceremony on November 11, 2013, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery, Van Meter. The ceremony will begin at 8:00 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa. The Iowa Veterans Cemetery is located at the I-80 Van Meter exit (exit 113), just west of Des Moines.

The annual Veterans Day Program in Des Moines will be held on November 11, 2013 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center/Veterans Memorial beginning at 11:00 a.m. The convention center is located at 833 5th Avenue, Des Moines. This event will include representatives from all Veterans Service Organizations. Presiding at the ceremony will be Robert King, Executive Director of the Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs. Guest speaker will be the Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa.

The Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown will hold a Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2013 beginning at 11:00 a.m. in the Malloy LRC. IVH is located at 1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa. Keynote speaker will be Major (Ret) Sean Quinlan, USMC, ROTC program instructor, Des Moines’ North High School.

Info about veteran-related events as provided to the IDVA office.

Perry/Dallas County Veterans Day Presentations, 11 Nov 2013: 6:00 am – 10:00 am Complimentary Breakfast, Perry Hy-Vee, 1215 Highway 141, Perry (Dallas Co.), IA; 8:00 am – 8:30 a.m. Morning Refreshments, Perry High School Library, 1200 18th St., Perry; 10:00 am, Perry Performing Arts Center, 1200 18th St., Perry, IA (Dallas Co.); Fifteenth Annual Veterans Day Celebration, 10:00 am, Perry Performing Arts Center, Ed Vos, 515-993-5809, Note: A Veterans Day luncheon at the Perry High School Gymnasium will follow the 10:00 program.

Osceola, Iowa/Clarke County, 11 Nov 2013: 6:00 am – 11:00 am Free breakfast at Osceola Hy-Vee, 510 W McLane St, Osceola (Clarke Co.), IA; Free Lunch at Lakeside Casino, 9:30 am – 4:30 am with ceremony and guest speaker. Note: VA Health Care mobile van, free flu shots, and health screening County Service Officer, benefit info available; New Veterans Monument ceremony and presentation of Valor Quilt, 5:00 p.m., Osceola Courthouse, 100 S. Main, Osceola, IA. Note: There will be a Veterans Quilt Raffle, and in addition to the memorial dedication, a 21 gun salute and chili dinner – donated by local merchants. Joella Perry, 641-342-2933,

Iowa Veterans Cemetery Veterans Day Ceremony, 11 Nov 2013, 8:00 am, Iowa Veterans Cemetery, 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive, Adel, IA (Dallas Co.), Jill Joseph, IDVA, 515-727-7350, 3

Waverly/Bremer County Veteran Appreciation Event, 11 Nov 2013, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, The Centre Hall (Village Square Shopping Center), 1211 4th Street SW, Waverly, IA (Bremer Co.), Neal Jarnagin, 319-352-4209, Note: There will be MANY businesses on hand that will hand out freebies and thank veterans for their service, including chair massages, pet massages, coupons, etc., and specialists available to speak with veterans about benefits.

Remember Our Veterans Veteran’s Day Program, 11 Nov 2013, 9:00 am, McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel & Cemetery, 801 19th St, West Des Moines, IA (Polk Co.,), Cheryl TanCreti, 515-225-7225, Note: Opening ceremonies followed by coffee and donuts. At 9:40, there will be a walk to Fairmeadows School, 807 23rd St., WDM, for the fifth grade A Salute to Our Veteransprogram at 10:00.

Iowa Gold Star Museum will be open Veterans Day, 11 Nov 2013, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Johnston, IA 50131 (Polk Co.), 515-252-4531.

Dedication Chickasaw County Veterans Memorial, 11 Nov 2013, 10:30 am, South lawn of Chickasaw County Courthouse, 8 East Prospect, New Hampton, IA 50659 (Chickasaw Co.), Dave Jacobsen, Chickasaw Co VSO, 641-394-3232, All county veteran posts are invited. There will be a flyover by three WWII aircraft; Harry Kerr, Ret CSGTMAJ and Vietnam Veteran will be the featured speaker; New Hampton HS Band will perform.

Dedication of Memorial Honoring Iowa Guard Specialist Donny Nichols, 11 Nov 2013, 10:30 am, Waverly-Shell Rock High School, 1405 4th Ave SW, Waverly, IA, Jeremy Langner, Waverly-Shell Rock Senior High School Associate Principal,, 319-352-2087.

Veterans Day Observation, 11 Nov 2013, 11:00 am, south side of Mills County Courthouse, 418 Sharp St., Glenwood, IA (Mills Co.), Commander Brian Ring SR, 402-670-2168 or Adjutant Dick Davis, 402-527-9527.

Veterans Day Program: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center/Veterans Memorial, 11 Nov 2013, 11:00 am, 833 5th Ave., Des Moines, IA (Polk Co.). Guest speaker will be the Honorable Terry Branstad, Governor of Iowa. Event will include representatives from all veterans service organizations.

Iowa Veterans Home Veterans Day Program, 11 Nov 2013, 11:00 am, Malloy LRC, 1301 Summit St., Marshalltown, IA (Marshall Co.), Michael Hines, (641) 753-4309,

Johnson Co. Armory & Veterans Memorial Dedication, 11 Nov 2013, 11:00 am, Johnson Administration Building, 913 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240 (Johnson Co.), Gary Boseneiler, 319-356-6049,

Veterans Day Program: American Legion Post 165, 11 Nov 2013, 11:00 am, 105 W. 1st Avenue, Indianola, IA (Warren Co.), 515-961-0127, Note: Keynote speaker will be Lt. Col. Grant W. Gooch, 132FW Distributed Training Operations Center, Future Plans Officer.

Veterans Day Celebration, 11 Nov 2013 sponsored by the Ames Patriotic Council, 11:00 am, Ames City Auditorium, 520 6th St., Ames, IA (Story Co.), Herman Quirmbach, 515-292-8984, Main speaker: Congressman Leonard Boswell

Humboldt Co. Veterans Day Observance, 11 Nov 2013, 11:11 am, Dakota City Courthouse, 203 Main Street, Dakota City, IA (Humboldt Co.). Craig Malloy, 515-604-6256, Lunch will be offered after the ceremony at the VFW. Humboldt Hy-Vee will have a free breakfast from 6:00 am 10:00 am to honor all veterans.

American Legion Post 279 Veterans Day Program, 11 Nov 2013, 2:30 pm, Turkey Valley School, Lawler, IA (Chickasaw Co.),

VFW Post 9664 and Camanche American Legion Post 734 host Veterans Day Observance Ceremony, 11 Nov 2013, 6:00 pm, Garner Hall, 311 9th Ave., Camanche, IA (Clinton Co.), Glenn Williams, Note: Following the ceremony, there will be a dinner; menu and pricing TBD.

Iowa Remembering Our Fallen exhibit, 11 – 15 Nov 2013, school hours, Treynor High School, 102 Main St., Treynor, IA (Pottawattamie Co.), Bill Williams, 402-612-0210


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