Keokuk National Cemetery

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4:44 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Wreaths Across America in Keokuk

The 2011 Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Keokuk.

Veterans from throughout the Tri-State region will be honored in Keokuk.

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9:20 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Veterans Day in Keokuk

Sunday morning was not ideal for doing anything outdoors in Keokuk.

The sky was overcast, the temperature was dropping and the wind was whipping the flags throughout the Keokuk National Cemetery.

Mother Nature did not stop more than 70 people from leaving their homes and celebrating Veterans’ Day at the Keokuk Veterans’ Memorial.

The threat of rain led organizers to keep the proceedings short and sweet while still showing the proper respect and honor all veterans.

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Special Ceremony for Civil War Soldiers
3:29 pm
Thu January 26, 2012

Native Soil Brought To Keokuk National Cemetery

Soldiers entering the Keokuk National Cemetery for the ceremony to spread native soil on the graves of those who died during the Civil War

The  Keokuk National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than  600 Union and Confederate soldiers.

Most of the soldiers  were from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.

A total of 17 states  are represented in the cemetery, though, including Ohio, Alabama,  and Texas.

A  special ceremony was held to bring those soldiers "home."

Soil  was collected from all 17 states. It was spread on the graves so  soldiers could be buried under their native soil.

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