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Veterans’ Memorial is ready

Listing of area Memeorial Day Services

May 24, 2013
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Construction of the new veterans' memorial is finished. Thanks to the generosity of donors even more can be done to enhance the memorial. Extra funding is being used for plantings.

Also the memorial will have eight bronze medallions representing all branches of service including the Army, Navy, Marines, National Guard, Air Force, Coast Guard, the Merchant Marine, and POW/MIA's. Furthermore, the memorial and flag will be provided with night time lighting. if there is any money left, it will be donated to the American Legion who is currently trying to replace the cloth flags used in the Avenue of Flags.

The replacement flags will have a fabric that is more tolerant to the weather. This would allow the Avenue of Flags to fly over a period of days rather than one day.

Article Photos

Kevin Turbett (right) and Tim Dunn of Turbett Masonry, place an eagle statue atop the new Veterans Memorial in Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama on Tuesday morning, May 21. The monument, finished just in time for Memorial Day, replaces a 50-year old one in the center of the cemetery which had deteriorated. It was paid for by contributions. The brick is black diamond velour Turbett said.

News-Herald/John Speer

Anyone interested in replacing a loved one's flag should contact Dave Baier. Again, the Oak Hill Cemetery Association thanks all of you who donated in any way to make the new memorial a reality.

-Submitted by Oak Hill Cemetery Association.

Fact Box

Area Memorial Day Services

Saturday, May 25

Toledo - Post 72 Toledo American Legion

10:00 Carrington Place

10:30 Sunny Hill

11:00 Rose Hill Cemetery

11:30 Pleasant Hill Cemetery

12:00 Fee Cemetery

12:30 Hayes Cemetery

Sunday, May 26

Tama American Legion Post 73

11:45 a.m.- Sheridan Methodist Church

12:15 p.m. - Maple Grove Cemetery

Memorial service 380th Street, south

of Tama Potluck follows at St.

John's Lutheran Church, 1705 380th

St., Tama

Sunday, May 26

The semi-annual Maple Grove Cemetery Association meeting will be held immediately after the potluck dinner.

The Maple Grove cemetery association would like to extend an invitation to anyone who has an interest in the Maple Grove Cemetery to attend the American Legions service, the potluck dinner and our meeting that follows. All are welcome to attend.

Monday, May 27

Vining -

11:00 a.m.Memorial Day Services

at National Cemetery, Vining

Organizations participating include:

Elberon American Legion and Clutier

American Legion Posts and Auxiliary Units,

Elberon Boy Scouts, C.S.A. Hall. Vining.

Norbert Caloud will be master of ceremonies.

Following the program. lunch will be served in

the C.S.A. Hall. There will be live music 1-4

by Larry Goodman and Don Anders.

Incase of rain, the program will be held

in the C.S.A. Hall in Vinng

Monday, May 27

Toledo - Post 72 Toledo American Legion

11:00 Courthouse service,

Tama County Courthouse Square

12:30 Cemetery Services, Woodlawn

Tama -Tama American Legion Post 73

5:45 a.m. Tama American Legion

Post 73 members and volunteers

assemble at Post to put up flags

-volunteers needed

Services begin at:

9:15 a.m.- St. Patrick Cemetery

10:00 a.m.- Oak Hill Cemetery

10:45 a.m. Iowa River Bridge

4 p.m.- Take down flags

Chelsea -

Chelsea American Legion Post 269

9:00 a.m. Rector Cemetery

9:20 a.m. Iowa River Bridge

9:40 a.m. St. Joseph Cemetery

10:00 a.m. American Legion Park



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