MEMORIAL DAY, LE MARS, IA, MAY 1968

LeMars Daily Sentinel
May 30, 1968

SOUND TAPS FOR 221 IN LE MARS ‘AVENUE OF FLAGS’

Throngs of Plymouth countyans and visitors crowd the Avenue of Flags on the court house lawn Memorial Day.  Wasmer Post Commander Fred Riter reported 221 flags his year. Because of rain last year, services were held at the high school and flags were displayed the following Sunday, but no flags were dedicated. The impressive and moving ceremonies were started in LeMars in 1965. Now there are Avenue of Flags ceremonies at Remsen and for the first time this year at Merrill. Because of the active duty callup this month of LeMars Co. A of the Iowa National Guard, boy scouts filled in for guardsmen.  “I think the boys and girls did a real good job and their part in the program should continue,” Mr. Riter commented today. Girl scouts assisted in retiring the flags before sundown.

 

~Family Photos contributed by Linda Ewin Ziemann taken at the Avenue of Flags, 1968.

Charles E. Ewin's flag, photo with three of his grandchildren, May 1968.

WWI Veteran

Charles E. Ewin 1888-1963

 

 

~If you have any other 1968 year photos or stories, please share by emailing the county coordinator.