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Mason City mayor issues Memorial Day proclamation

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Memorial Day

MASON CITY, Iowa – Mayor Bill Schickel is issuing a Memorial Day proclamation honoring Mason City veterans who have been laid to rest in Elmwood-St. Joseph, and Memorial Park cemeteries this past year.

It says:

“Whereas, on Memorial Day we honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice in military service to our nation; we also salute the 30 veterans who have been laid to rest in this beautiful setting and at Memorial Park Cemetery in just the past year. They are added to the 5,085 soldiers from our community whose names have been etched for eternity at these sacred grounds.”

The proclamation also acknowledges the 160 soldiers from Mason City’s 1133rd Army National Guard Transportation Company transporting equipment and supplies in support of US and NATO allies in Europe.

“Let us all do our part today and every day to extend our support to their families who are taking care of the home front,” says Mayor Schickel.  “We all look forward to when they will be   returning to a joyous homecoming.”

Mason City’s Memorial Day services will take place 9:30 am Monday at Elmwood-St. Joseph Cemetery.