Keokuk Veterans’ Memorial – Keokuk, Iowa This beautiful monument sets at the entrance of Oakland Cemetery, 18th and Carroll Streets in Keokuk.
The Veterans’ Memorial dedicated on July 4, 2005 is a tribute to the men and and women who served with honor in the United States Armed Forces.
The beauty of this memorial is truly a wonderful rememberance of those brave souls that served in the military of the United States to protect the rights and freedoms of all citizens of the United States of America.
The memorial’s graceful veranda arches evoke the memory of arches on the Mississippi riverfront long ago. Dynamic engravings of battle scenes, granite wings that give a sense of privacy from passersby and the stirring words, Honor, Duty, Courage and Freedom, exert a pull on everyone who walks up the sidewalks to the gray and black granite and marble memorial.
The name of any veteran who was honorably discharged may be placed on the memorial for a $100 contribution. Veterans need not be Keokuk residents, the group decided; all who served fought for America. Names will be listed last name, first name, middle initial and branch of service (USN, USMC, etc.) Twenty-five spaces are allotted for each name.
The obelisk will hold 600 names of contributors, at a minimum of $125 per entry.