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Reinbeck Memorial Day

May 30, 2019
Reinbeck Courier

Getting ready in Reinbeck for Memorial Day takes a village and we sure did have the help of everyone to make it the perfect day. We need to recognize our volunteers and let them know how much we appreciate their efforts.

The third grade students from Gladbrook-Reinbeck Elementary and their teachers placed individual flags on each veteran's grave site and the Saak family and their friends placed the Auxiliary Red Poppy at each site. We have over 450 veterans that we honor each year with a flag and poppy. Jeff Charlie and teachers and volunteers from the 5th and 6th grade assisted the American Legion and city volunteers in placing over 400 flags at the Avenue of Flags. Our cemetery looked AWESOME!

The Reinbeck American Legion Post #242 held their service at the Memorial Building. Sgt. Nick Riley from the Unit#1, 133 Infantry Battalion H.Q.C.O. Iowa National Guard gave a very inspirational talk on how soldiers and their families have to put their personal lives on hold sometimes in order to serve the bigger need of our Country in order that peace and freedom can be maintained. In some cases, the ultimate sacrifice, of a life lost in battle is made by some so democracy can survive. We owe these men and women our eternal gratitude-and this day is set aside as a reminder of this. Military Honors were then held at Reinbeck Cemetery, St Gabriel's Catholic Cemetery, Morrison Cemetery, and Amity Cemetery. We are honored to have such dedicated Legionaries.

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Please let these people know how much you appreciate their efforts.



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