Memorial Day, LeMars, Iowa, May 31, 2010

Plymouth County, Iowa, Courthouse Avenue of Flags Display 2010


~Photos contributed by local volunteer, Mary Holub of LeMars

LeMars Daily Sentinel, May 28, 2010

The annual Memorial Day program by American Legion Wasmer Post 241 begins at 10 a.m., with music provided by the Le Mars Municipal Band. The program includes a tribute to Pvt. Dale A. Kun kel, U.S. Army by Baack; the wreath presentations by the American Legion Auxiliary; a reading of Jim Rolfes’ poem, “Come Visit My Grave;” presentation of 50-year and 60-year membership certifi cates presented by Wasmer Post Commander Larry Baer; the reading of the Flag Ros ter of 1,106 names by Patrick Murphy; and the posting of new flags by families, friends and Legionnaires.

Baack’s tribute to Kunkel continues a tradition by the Post to provide special recognition to those who have died in service to their country.

Three men, E.W. Maser, Donald Ronsiek and Bob Schroeder, will be honored for 50 years of continuous membership in the American Legion. Henry Ahlers will be honored for his 60 years of continuous membership.

An F-16 “Sound of Freedom” flyover by the 132nd Fighter Wing of Des Moines is planned at approximately 10 :38 a.m.

The membership of Wasmer Post wants the program to focus on the basic concept of Memorial Day, remember ing veterans and therefore there will be no speaker so all veterans may be recognized during the flag name reading ceremony.









~If you have any other 2010 year photos or stories, please share by emailing the county coordinator.