Local Men Remembered at Pearl Harbor Ceremony
On this 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, two local men have been honored for their ultimate sacrifice.
Oelwein American Legion Ross Reid Post 9 held a short ceremony at 11am today (Wednesday, Dec. 7), at the Veterans Park on the north side of Oelwein.
Commander Jake Blitch explained that 2 Oelwein men lost their lives during the Pearl Harbor attack by the Japanese: Roy Powers and Jimmy Palides.
A statue and plaque for the two men had recently been moved to veterans park from another Oelwein location.
After a short presentation in the bitterly cold weather, Legion Auxiliary President Barb Voshell place a wreath at the Pearl Harbor Monument, and the honor guard paid their respect.
Cousins Taylor Gish and Sammie Paul of the Oelwein Community School, then played taps.
Legion Commander Blitch then closed at the ceremony.