Lost Creek Cemetery, Lee County

In SE Iowa’s Lee county, through a small forest, a narrow dirt path winds to a clearing at the top of a hill.  It is here in Lost Creek Cemetery that the remains of Revolutionary War Veteran, Timothy Brees, lie among his peers of centuries past.   On an absolutely beautiful autumn afternoon, members of the Old Fort Madison (Iowa) Color Guard, local members of the American Legion, the State Association for the Preservation of Iowa Cemeteries, the President of the Central Iowa Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution, and local towns people met for the 14th annual Pioneer Patriots Day ceremony on Saturday, September 30, 2017.   Lee County, Iowa, has the most known burials (8) of the 41 documented veterans of the American Revolution known to be buried in the State of Iowa.   Photos- by Bill and Lois [...]

Iowa State Fair Parade

State President Alan Wenger(left) and ISSAR Color Guard member Jon Verner of Des Moines participated in the 2017 Iowa State Fair Parade held on August 9.  As in years past, we joined in with the local and state DAR chapters, at their invitation.  It started at about 6:30 PM with a temperature of about 80 degrees.  But it was overcast for most of the walk so we didn’t suffer too much in our wool uniforms.  The crowds along the parade route were very enthusiastic and receptive…waving, applauding, and cheering as we passed.  We all had a good [...]

Volunteers came to Glendale Cemetery July 5

From SAR member George DeMoss, July 5, 2017 Volunteers came to Glendale Cemetery, Des Moines, Iowa, today to gather flags and collect cemetery decorations.  We had help from another group at the cemetery, all young guys, eager to help.  We walked the veteran’s burial area on the west side, some 3000 [...]

Veteran gravestones at Glendale Cemetery

SAR member George DeMoss worked along side other IASSAR members and employees of several Des Moines based companies in a volunteer effort to raised over 1000 of the sunken flat Veteran gravestones at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.   The volunteers also placed 1000’s of standards and flags on veteran’s graves.   Thanks for leading the way!   Mike Rowley   photos courtesy of Callie Le’au Courtright,  Des Moines Parks and Recreation Supervisor [...]

The SAR JROTC award goes to Ethan Hernandez

On May 9, 2017  Reva Rupe a member of Iowa DAR presented the SAR JROTC  award to Ethan Hernandez of Ottumwa High School in Ottumwa, Iowa. The Iowa Society of the Sons of the American Revolution has had 100% participation at all the ROTC,  JROTC and Sea Cadet programs in the State of Iowa for over 10 straight years. Photo by Ginny Sprenger pictured left to right Reva Rupe and Cadet Ethan Hernandez.   Respectfully, Mike Rowley Iowa SAR ROTC Chairman [...]
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