President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11, 1919 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day, later to be known as Veteran’s Day. His remarks, made after the War to End All Wars, ring true today over 90 years later.
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations.“
Please join the ADM 6-8th graders Thursday, November 11th as the ADM Alumni commemorate the lives of 8 brave graduates who gave their lives in the name of American freedom during World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam Conflict.
The Killed in Action Memorial dedication ceremony will begin at 9:05am around the ADM High School flagpole with a flag raising presentation by the Adel American Legion, recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, and performance of the National Anthem by the Middle School Chorus.
Audience members will then move indoors to the school auditorium where members of the ADM Alumni Board will present the Killed in Action Memorial.
The Memorial consists of a 4 foot by 3 foot bronze and alumicolor plaque designed by Jim Peters and eight, 2 foot by 3 foot displays composed of photos, letters, and tributes representing each of the ADM graduates.
ADM Alumni to be Honored:
World War II
· Harry Quinn, Class of 1933
· Jesse Hague, Class of 1936
· Floyd Faber, Class of 1938
· Max Stump, Class of 1940
· Wayne Martens, Class of 1949
· Virgil Lienemann, Class of 1950
· Steven F. Edwards, Class of 1967
· John L. McClurg, Class of 1969
The Veteran’s Day Memorial continues a tradition started at the ADM Middle School in honor of the holiday and showcases the mission statement of the ADM Alumni.
Please join us Veteran’s Day as we honor these 8 servicemen who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country and whose lives were not lost in vain.
November 11th, 9:05am
ADM High School
801 Nile Kinnick Dr. S.
Adel, Iowa 50003
ADM Alumni Association
PO Box 122
Adel, Iowa 50003