Keokuk National Cemetery http://tspr.org en Wreaths Across America in Keokuk http://tspr.org/post/wreaths-across-america-keokuk <p>Veterans from throughout the Tri-State region will be honored in Keokuk.</p><p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:44:04 +0000 Jason Parrott 25731 at http://tspr.org Wreaths Across America in Keokuk Veterans Day in Keokuk http://tspr.org/post/veterans-day-keokuk <p></p><p>Sunday morning was not ideal for doing anything outdoors in Keokuk.</p><p></p><p>The sky was overcast, the temperature was dropping and the wind was whipping the flags throughout the Keokuk National Cemetery.</p><p>Mother Nature did not stop more than 70 people from leaving their homes and celebrating Veterans’ Day at the Keokuk Veterans’ Memorial.</p><p>The threat of rain led organizers to keep the proceedings short and sweet while still showing the proper respect and honor all veterans.</p> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 15:20:57 +0000 Jason Parrott 24281 at http://tspr.org Veterans Day in Keokuk Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery http://tspr.org/post/native-soil-brought-keokuk-national-cemetery-0 <p>The&nbsp; Keokuk National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than&nbsp; 600 Union and Confederate soldiers.<br /><br />Most of the soldiers&nbsp; were from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.<br /><br />A total of 17 states&nbsp; are represented in the cemetery, though, including Ohio, Alabama,&nbsp; and Texas.<br /><br />A&nbsp; special ceremony was held to bring those soldiers &quot;home.&quot;<br /><br />Soil&nbsp; was collected from all 17 states. It was spread on the graves so&nbsp; soldiers could be buried under their native soil.<br /> Thu, 26 Jan 2012 21:29:37 +0000 Jason Parrott 9319 at http://tspr.org Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery