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Military Veterans

Rich Egger

The city will hold a couple veterans-related events in the coming weeks.  They come on the heels of a gathering late last month that honored those who served in the Vietnam War.

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.

Combat veterans in California have been working on the hearse that will be used in Abraham Lincoln's funeral re-creation later this spring. It will be at the center of events in Springfield commemorating the 150th anniversary of Lincoln's funeral processional and burial. Work on the hearse provided a number of challenges. And in a way, it served as therapy for those working to make sense out of civilian life back home.

Personal Stories of Combat and Peace

Feb 9, 2015

In the bottom drawer of my desk are among my most valuable possessions—the letters my brothers sent when they were active duty Marines.

Warner Bros.

A couple of weekends ago, my husband Michael and I did something we haven’t done in years.

There seems to be a disconnect between what the Iowa Legislature has been doing for military veterans and the public’s awareness of it.