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Combined Annual Meeting PDF Print E-mail
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Medal of Honor Recipient Patrick Palmersheim PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 16 April 2012 10:16

Several members of the Iowa SAR came together to celebrate the presentation of the (ISDAR) Iowa Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution's presentation to their Medal of Honor winner, Patrick Palmersheim. Patrick Palmersheim received the Medal of Honor from the ISDAR on Saturday April 7th, 2012 in Des Moines, Iowa.

He was nominated for this honor by the Jean Marie Cardinell Chapter of Des Moines. His name has now been submitted to Washington DC to the National Society for their consideration.

Past Governor and current secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack appointed Patrick Palmersheim Executive Director of the Iowa Commission of Veterans Affairs in January 2002.

Patrick served from nine years of military service with the Air Force including 2 tours in Vietnam 1969-71.

Patrick was instrumental in making Iowa the first state in America to pass legislation giving nursing homes the opportunity to report their residents who were veterans, spouses, widows, widowers, and dependents with potential eligibility for Federal Veterans Administration benefits.

Patrick Palmershiem is also often referred to as “The Father of Iowa’s Arlington.”

The groundbreaking of Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery took place in November 2006. The Iowa Veterans Cemetery provides a final resting place for over 80,000 veterans from anywhere in America. There is no residency requirement. Patrick made sure that even homeless veterans would have this benefit.

IASSAR member Col. Greg Hapgood of the Iowa National Guard spoke of Mr. Palmershiem’s commitment to veterans and their families and IASSAR member David Lamb shared examples of Palmershiem’s support to service organizations and honor guard units of the SAR and SUVCW.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 April 2012 10:25
SAR Invitation PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 28 March 2011 13:58

The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution Cordially invites one and all to meeting with representatives of The Iowa Society of Mayflower Descendants
Jamestown Society
Daughters of American Revolution & Children of American Revolution
General Society of the War of 1812
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
The Iowa Rifles
Des Moines Civil War Round-Table

And others for a sharing of information, artifacts, opportunities and ideas.

Saturday May 7, 2011
Hotel Pattee, 1112 Willis Ave., Perry, Iowa
Tentative schedule:
9:00-10:00AM – Registration and browsing
10:20-11:00- Brief summary about each organization
11:00-11:45- Guest Speaker and Q&A (to be announced)
11:45-12:00- Panel Q&A
12:00-1:00 Lunch (RSVP required $12.95 or $30 per family) or in browsing in Historic Perry
1:00-2:00 S.A.R. meeting and election of new officers
Please RSVP As soon as possible to

Mike Rowley
1825 NW 129th Street
Clive, Iowa 50325
MJR1825 (at) gmail.com

Temporary Contact PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 09:53

Until the election of officers in April,  anyone wanting to contact the Iowa
S.A.R. should reach out to Mike Rowley at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 515-975-0498

Show your support for deploying soldiers PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 14 July 2010 11:23

Please take the time to read over the following article and check for a local send off ceremony to attend and send off our troops with the knowledge that they have the full support of those they protect.

Full article:

PDF File listing sendoff ceremonies:

Thank you for your continued support!
SPC. Scott Rowley
IASSAR Webmaster
OIF Veteran
3655th CRC, Camp Dodge

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