Keokuk, IA – More than 500 people endured a July 4th rainstorm to witness the dedication of the Keokuk Veteran's Memorial. Memorial Committee Chair George Morgan says the weather did not dampen the spirits of those in attendance. The memorial resembles the old Verandah arches that stood in Keokuk. There are more than 1400 names on the memorial. Some date as far back as the Civil War.