Honoring Our American Heroes This Memorial Day


This Memorial Day Weekend, Main Street Ottumwa gave our servicemen a very special gift. Families of those who died in service to our country, are serving in the military now or are retired from the Armed Forces were given the opportunity to have banners made in their honor. Those banners line Main Street from Memorial Day to Labor Day, reminding us of the sacrifice they made of their time, energy and sometimes their life, to serve their country.


It was such a blessing to see Danny’s banner hanging with these other American heroes. If you are here in the area, I encourage you to go Downtown today and see the powerful display of our local servicemen. If you live elsewhere, find time today to visit your area cemeteries, veterans monuments and patriotic events. Freedom isn’t free - we are the land of the free because of the brave.

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