Golden Anniversary Edition of Storm Lake Parade of Flags Ceremony Held Today

The 50th anniversary of the Storm Lake Memorial Day Parade of Flags Dedication Ceremony was held this (Mon) morning on the Buena Vista County Courthouse Lawn.

The featured speaker was retired U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Solider Bob Carmichael. He focused on the history of Memorial Day, which was first observed nationally in 1868. Carmichael said it’s important to understand that those who we remember on Memorial Day shared a unique and selfless quality…

Carmichael resides in Linn Grove. He was an Iowa National Guard member for 29 years, and was stationed in six different communities, including Storm Lake.

12 flags were dedicated at this year’s ceremony in honor of deceased veterans.

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