Friday, October 30, 2009

Charles City, IA adds new veterans names to memorial

CHARLES CITY, IA--A North Iowa city is getting ready for Veterans Day.

An engraver is working on the Floyd County Veterans Memorial.

Over the past two days he's etched nearly a 130 new names into the monument in downtown Charles City.

The memorial to members of all branches of service honors anyone who served and wants to be recognized.

Engraver Lee Kennedy said the work has been an experience, "I’ve had actually quite a few people who actually stopped by just to see what I’m doing to this here you know I’ve been kind of helping them find names that are being added so I think they're really proud to have it here."

Memorial Committee member Art White has a theory about why so many veterans’ memorials are being put up: "It’s a tribute that we're paying to our vets we're kind of saying thank you veteran for serving our country."

Organizers said Floyd County is unusual because it features veteran’s memorials in 3 different cities.

Veterans Day is honored on November 11th.

Jerald Terwilliger
National Chairman
American Cold War Veterans, Inc.
"We Remember"