Veterans Day events across Iowa this weekend

The Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs asks you to please honor our veterans this Saturday,
November 11, 2017. Here are some events and programs available:

Veterans Day Service

When: Friday, November 10,11:00 a.m.
Location: VFW 9662, 1309 NE 66th Ave , Des Moines, Iowa
Contact: Chris Kulish, (515) 244-4430,
Details: The Post and Auxiliary will honor all veterans at 11:00 am at the Post Home.
Refreshments will be served after the service. Please join us in honoring all veterans.

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Day Ceremony -                                                  When: Saturday, November 11, 8:00 a.m.
Location: Iowa Veterans Cemetery
Contact: Meghan Larkins, (515) 727- 3442,
Details: Please join us in our annual ceremony to honor our Veterans!

Iowa Events Center Veterans Day Ceremony -                                                                        When: Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Iowa Events Center
Contact: Katie Rielley, 515-564-8059,
Details: Presiding Officer will be Jodi Tymeson, Executive Director, Iowa Department of
Veterans Affairs. Keynote Speaker will be Gail Graham, Director of the VA Central Iowa Health
Care System.

Iowa Veterans Home Veterans Day Program -                                                                          When: Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Iowa Veterans Home, 1301 Summit Street, Marshalltown, Iowa
Contact: Brad Shipley, (641) 753-4536,
Details: The Iowa Veterans Home will honor Veterans at its annual Veterans Day Program featuring Timon M. Oujiri, Ray G. Hamilton, and the Marshalltown Men's Chorus.

Larry Nehring Detachment #103, Marine Corps League Veterans Day Ceremony -            When: Saturday, November 11, 10:00 a.m. 
Location: Iowa State Capitol Memorial Grounds (south of Capitol), 1200 East Walnut, Des
Moines, Iowa
Contact: George Kline, (515) 314-9955,
Details: Ceremony to honor ALL veterans. Hosted by Larry Nehring Detachment #103, Marine
Corps League.

CROSSINGS: A Doctor-Soldier's Story Book Signing with Dr. Jon Kerstetter -                        When: Saturday, November 11, 11:00a.m.-1:00 p.m. 
Location: Iowa Gold Star Museum, 7105 NW 70th Ave., Camp Dodge, Johnston, Iowa 50131
Contact:Sherrie Colbert, (515) 252-4531,
Details: Dr. Jon Kerstetter will be doing a book signing to honor veterans.

2017 Veterans Day Powwow -                                                                                                    When: Saturday, November 11, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Meskwaki High School gymnasium: 1608 305th St., Tama, IA 52339
Contact: Suzanne Buffalo,, 641-481-5374
Details: Everyone is welcome to this Powwow! There is no charge for attendance, and we
would be honored if ANY Veteran, Native and Non-Native alike, and their families can join us.

Dubuque American Legion Post #6 Veterans Day Event -                                                      When: Saturday, November 11, 10:30 a.m.
Location: Mystique Community Ice Center, 1800 Admiral Sheehy Drive, Dubuque, Iowa
Contact: Bob Felderman, (563) 213-0398,
Details: Ceremony starts at 10:30 a.m. Followed afterwards by a Chili Feed ($1 per bowl) at the
American Legion Dubuque Post #6, at 11:30 a.m., located at 1306 Delhi St (corner of Delhi and
University), Dubuque, Iowa.

Ames Veterans Day Celebration -                                                                                            When: Saturday, November 11, 11:00 a.m.
Location: Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth Street, Ames, IA
Contact: Herman Quirmbach, (515) 292-8984,
Details: Captain Doug Ward to Speak at Ames Veterans Day Program. Program sponsor:
Ames Patriotic Council.

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