Flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff on Saturday

Honoring the burial of recently identified Pearl Harbor sailor.

Posted: Nov 30, 2018 1:48 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa – Flags in Iowa will be flying at half-staff Saturday to honor another Pearl Harbor casualty finally returning home.

Navy Fireman 1st Class Bert E. McKeeman of Council Bluffs was killed in action when Japanese aircraft attacked the USS Oklahoma on December 7, 1941. The remains of the 25-year-old were finally identified in August and returned to his family for burial in Council Bluffs with full military honors.


Bert McKeeman

Governor Kim Reynolds has ordered all flags to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, the day funeral services are set for McKeeman.

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered all flags in Iowa to fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, December 1, 2018, to honor a fallen U.S. sailor.

Article Comments

Mason City
Few Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 66°
Albert Lea
Broken Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 73° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 66°
Austin
Overcast
70° wxIcon
Hi: 74° Lo: 61°
Feels Like: 70°
Charles City
Few Clouds
66° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 66°
Rochester
Clear
64° wxIcon
Hi: 70° Lo: 58°
Feels Like: 64°
Increasing moisture will allow for clouds, storms Monday,
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Brunch on the Beach brings Republican candidates and voters together

Image

Lourdes soccer defeats Duluth Marshall; stays undefeated

Image

Honey harvest in full swing

Image

Chris' Weekend Forecast

Image

Senator Jodi Ernst continues her statewide tour

Image

Pannekoeken is set to open in a new location

Image

Mayo Nurse Exchange Program

Image

Second Chance at a Healthy Smile

Image

Bus Stop Shelter

Image

Tackling Traffic Congestion

Community Events