MASON CITY – A Memorial Day ceremony was held at Elmwood Cemetery in Mason City Monday morning. The ceremony was conducted by the Mason City Veterans Memorial Association.
Mayor Eric Bookmeyer gave the Mayor’s Proclamation.
Iraq War Veteran Peter Bieber gave an outstanding speech, touching on the patriotism and heroics of veterans. He said that the killing os Osama Bin Laden was a milestone in the war on terror, and may not mark the end of it. He said most Americans did not celebrate the killing of a man, but the perseverance of America in bringing a man to justice.
Arlen Pals sang two solos, including “Proud to Be an American.”
A Rifle salute was performed and “Taps” was played by the Mason City High School Band.