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Memorial Day Ceremony Honors Civil War Vets

Posted: Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 5:59 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider, Jr

The public is invited to attend a ceremony on Memorial Day to dedicate new headstones for three Civil War soldiers from Pella with previously unmarked graves. This will be led by the 49th Iowa Infantry Regiment of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, attired in Civil War uniforms. The three Civil War veterans were at rest without gravestones for close to 100 years, until stones were issued recently and placed to mark their final posts. The ceremony starts at 1 p.m. on Memorial Day at Oakwood Cemetery in Pella.