Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Iowa II

The memorial in Red Oak, Iowa is in a small municipal park. It is similar to the Wall in D.C. in shape. The names of the six fallen, however, have been individually inscribed upon markers that sit at its base.

Red Oak has a long and distinguished history of service to the country. She has the painful distinction of having lost more sons (per capita) than any other city in America during WWII!

Each Memorial Day, more than 1000 flags fly in the town's Evergreen Cemetery honoring those who are gone.

The town holds services and ceremonies each Memorial Day and Veterans Day in the Park which has memorials to our other conflicts, as well.

The next stop is Waterloo.

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