This Sunday May 18th , 1:00 pm at the Grove Cemetery between Shenandoah and College Springs there will be a Memorial Ceremony held for Daniel Dow Sr., a Revolutionary Soldier who serviced as a very young boy in the “Company Of Alarm” as messenger, in the 1st Militia Company, 5th Regiment in Coventry, Connecticut. He moved to Amity, IA. in 1850 and past on February 7, 1860. Daniel Dow is the only known Revolutionary Soldier buried this far west.
There will a presentation of a Memorial Wreath placed on his grave by
Raynold Prusia of Council Bluffs – S.A.R (Sons of the American
Revolutionary War)of the Central Iowa Chapter who will be in full
Revolutionary Uniform and Linda Hopkins Regent of the Shenandoah Chapter –
D.A.R. (Daughters of the American Revolutionary War) and a young teen –
C.A.R. (Children of the American Revolutionary War). Also the American
Legion Color Guard plans to be present for the presentations of the flags,
play taps and gun salute. The American National Anthem will be sung by a
teen daughter of the American Legion as well.
They Welcome the Public to view this colorful Ceremony, and
information will be provided to anyone that is eligible and wishing to join
these honorable organizations.