Sheldon, Iowa — It’s a scene played out the last Monday of May each year, across northwest Iowa, and the entire country. Memorial Day ceremonies, designed to honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to the United States. Ceremonies were held at various locations around the area Monday, including here in Sheldon.
Pastor Dave Van Kley, of Sheldon’s Bethel Reformed Church, was the Guest Speaker for Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony in Sheldon, and he related a story of a family visit to Washington, DC in November, 2004, in which they met a wounded warrior from the Iraq War.
Pastor Van Kley told about coming face to face with the giant flag that flew over the Pentagon in the days after 9/11.
He told the audience that it’s important to always remember that freedom isn’t free.
Monday’s Memorial Day Ceremony was held at 10:00 am in the Sheldon High School Auditorium.