March of pride --
Much of the success of the Memorial Day celebration at Washta's Sunset View Cemetery was due to the volunteer efforts turned in by members of the Washta American Legion Post #283. Those legionnaires participating in the event were Ron Stevens, Gene Keck, Sam and Scott Jenkins, Jim DeWitt, Mike Hanson, Arnie Dawson and Larry Meyers. In this photo, the Legion Honor Guard can be seen Marching down the Avenue of Flags.
Mohr memories --
During the Memorial Day celebration at Washta's Sunset View Cemetery, Florenz Mohr and her daughter Sue Woltman took time to visit the Veterans' Memorial. Wendell Mohr, a W.W. II veteran near and dear to Florenz and Sue's hearts, is one of the many names of honor featured on the monument.
Taps trill --
During Washta's Memorial Day celebration at the Sunset View Cemetery, the melancholy strains of 'Taps' were provided by Alicia Allen.
Memorial Day musing -
River Valley Elementary principal Deb Bagenstos was the keynote speaker at Memorial Day observations at both the Washta and Grand Meadow cemeteries. In this photo, she is seen addressing visitors at Grand Meadow. The Legionnaires in the background are members of the honor guard from the Washta American Legion, who put in duties at both Washta and Grand Meadow.
Grand Meadow visitors --
The Memorial Day celebration at the Grand Meadow Cemetery attracted a lot of folks with family ties to the township. Two of those visitors, Mahaley and Brayden Dirks, were seen checking out the names found on the Grand Meadow Cemetery Veterans' Memorial.
Remembering our patriots --
Near the end of the Memorial Day celebration at the Grand Meadow Cemetery, the Washta American Legion's Ron Stevens stepped forward to place a wreath on the Veterans' Memorial.
Patriotic post --
Memorial Day morning was certainly a busy time for a number of volunteers from the Quimby American Legion Post #398. These legionnaires participated in the holiday services at three area cemeteries...Silver, Mt. Pleasant and Quimby. The Quimby Legion contingent included Rich Ravnsborg, Bill Walsh, Hosea Carnes, Don Meyer, Bob Stout, John Perrett, Bill Lason, Terry Sargent, Wayne Admire, Don Fiser and Ron Bush.
Mt. Pleasant Memorial-
The Memorial Day celebration at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery included an address by Quimby American Legion member Rich Ravnsborg. He is seen in this photo receiving some assistance from fellow legionnaire Pastor Bob Stout.
Final salute --
At the conclusion of the Memorial Day observance at the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, a final salute was fired by the Honor Guard consisting of members of the Quimby American Legion Post #398.