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REMEMBERING: Area Memorial Day celebrations

In Waukon ...
The Memorial Day observance in Waukon Monday, May 26 was met with nearly ideal weather, as featured speaker U.S. Navy Retired Chief Warrant Officer James Kvam  addressed the crowd about the visits he's made to national cemeteries and his reflection on the sacrifices those laid to rest there have made. After being rained out last year, the parade - much like this nation's freedom - was once again led by veterans who have given of their time, and in some cases their lives, so days such as Memorial Day can be observed without fail. Among those receiving special recognition during the Memorial Day events were Miss Poppy Emily Clark and Mrs. Poppy Marilyn Clark, along with Vietnam Veteran and Honor Guard member John Curtin.


Local quilters help honor military veterans with "Quilts of Valor"

The Quilts of Valor gifted to veterans during area Memorial Day services were displayed in the window of Queen Jean Quilting in Waukon.

by Brianne Eilers


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