Keokuk Veterans Memorial

Jason Parrott / TSPR

Despite a light rain, steady wind and overcast skies, about 100 people came to Keokuk's Veterans Memorial Wednesday to honor the men and women who have served this country. It's a ceremony that, year after year, focuses less on pomp and circumstance and more on reflection and gratitude.

Lauren Zechin / Daily Gate City

The soldiers who fought for the U.S. during World War II are considered "the Greatest Generation." Their numbers are shrinking, though, which prompted the MVM News Network to come up with a new way to honor them and so many others who have served their country.

Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial Committee

The July 4th holiday has even more significance this year in West Burlington as a new memorial to local military veterans will be dedicated. The Mississippi Valley Veterans Memorial is a 92' long wall of grey granite with an eagle perched on top.

Emily Boyer / Tri States Public Radio

Many people across the country, and right here in the Tri-States region, took time on Veterans Day to honor the men and women who have served their country.

The committee behind a new veterans’ memorial in Des Moines County is working on a tight timeline.

Overcast skies, falling temperatures and a brisk wind could not keep a crowd of more than 100 from attending the annual Veterans Day ceremony in Keokuk.

Veterans Day in Keokuk

Nov 12, 2012

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.