Iowa Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism Recognition Day

  • 34024 Veterans Memorial Drive | Adel, IA 50003
  • Presented By: Iowa Dept. of Veterans Affairs
  • Dates: October 7, 2023
  • Location: Global War on Terrorism Memorial - Iowa Veterans Cemetery
  • Phone: (515) 727-3442
  • Start/End Time: 7:00 PM
  • Price: Open to Public
  • Overview

    Join us Oct. 7th, 7pm, at Iowa Veterans Cemetery for the first ever Global War on Terrorism Recognition Day Ceremony. Last year Gov. Kim Reynolds made Iowa the first known state to officially Proclaim Oct. 7th - then the 20th anniversary of the start of Operation Enduring Freedom - as Iowa Veterans of the Global War on Terrorism Recognition Day. This year, we will be hosting the FIRST known ceremony in the nation to recognize the date. Join us, and help us build momentum for national recognition! We are planning a non-traditional, evening ceremony with a mix of music, speakers and open-mic sharing. Since this happens to be a Friday, we are seeking to also deliver a message to HS football games across the state to announce the ceremony and recognize our GWOT veterans present at games. As a non-traditional ceremony, we're not sure how long it will last, so feel free to bring chairs and coolers. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed. Speakers and musicians will be announced as confirmed.