Each term, the Iowa Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s Regent decides on a state project. Regent Lucinda “Cindi” Carter selected the development and placement of a monument at the Iowa Veterans Cemetery which would honor Revolutionary War soldiers and patriots.

The Iowa Veterans Cemetery is centrally located and has easy access for all members to visit. This also calls attention to the sacrifices of all Veterans, no matter when they served. It stands proudly in a line of other monuments dedicated to other segments of the military. The money for the monument was raised by all members of the Iowa Society over the course of two years.

On Aug. 4, the new monument was unveiled to a large crowd of members and guests. After the ceremony, the attendees moved to the Veterans Reception Center for refreshments.

Although Iowa was not yet a state at the time of the Revolutionary War, many who served would eventually come to Iowa. There are 49 identified Revolutionary soldiers and patriots buried throughout Iowa. This gives everyone the opportunity to recognize and remember their sacrifice.

For more information about the monument, see a previous story here.