Many Veterans Day events in T-R readership area

T-R FILE PHOTO Members of the Pierson-Kruse Quartet sing “The Star Spangled Banner” during the annual Veterans Day program at the Iowa Veterans Home in 2015.

Veterans and active duty military will be honored during Nov. 11 and 12 events at businesses, schools and American Legion/Veterans of Foreign Wars posts in Central Iowa. As of 5 p.m. Thursday, the T-R was made aware of the following:

Hy-Vee Veterans Breakfast – Marshalltown

Veterans and active military members qualify for a free breakfast from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Nov. 12. This event is in support of the Hy-Vee Homefront initiative which salutes the service of our nation’s veterans with special programs and events, and provides support to organizations that serve our military members, veterans and their families. Learn more about Hy-Vee Homefront. Applicable at all stores.

Iowa Veterans Home ceremony – Marshalltown

At 11 a.m. Sunday, IVH will honor veterans in the Malloy Leisure Resource Center. The event is open to the public and is free of charge. Guest speaker is Brig. Gen. Shawn Ford, Deputy Adjutant General, Iowa Air National Guard. He is responsible to the Adj. Gen. for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of more than 1,800 personnel in accordance with the Department of the Air Force and State of Iowa. Roxanne Bach will open with prelude. The Marshalltown Men’s Chorus will perform National Anthem and two patriotic songs. Rev. Angela Doty, IVH Chaplain, will give invocation and benediction. Bach will conclude with postlude. Emcee will be Commandant Timon Oujiri.

Liscomb veterans program

Sgt. (Ret.) Melinda Ruopp of Marshalltown will be guest speaker during the Harry E. Powers Post #87 Veteran’s Day program Monday. The program begins at 10:45 a.m. at Liscomb Community Center. It is open to public and free-of-charge. Ruopp was the first woman to complete a career as a law enforcement professional with Marshalltown Police Department, retiring in September, after 30 years service. She was widely known for her work with the MPD’s K-9 unit. Ruopp was a dog handler for the MPD for the better part of two decades. She served in leadership capacities nationally. Ron Galloway, Phil Gould and Ralph Norman will provide special music. Leah Mosher, senior at BCLUW, will share about attending American Legion Auxiliary Girls State. Refreshments will be served by Liscomb Legion Auxiliary.

Toledo veterans open house

The Tama County Historical Society and Genealogical Library will hold a special Veterans Day Open House 4 6 p.m. Sunday to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

The event is free and open to the public.

The open house will feature World War I – era photos, newspaper headlines and artwork related to Tama County in the Great War. Special refreshments will include snacks made with World War I era recipes. The museum will also be open for patrons to browse the entire collections.

The museum is at 200 N. Broadway St., Toledo. For more information on the historical society and upcoming programs, visit 


Contact Mike Donahey at 641-753-6611