Veterans Honored In Oskaloosa

Oskaloosa Police Officer Arriesgado (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa Police Officer Arriesgado (submitted photo)

by Ken Allsup
November 12, 2022

Oskaloosa, Iowa – The 11th Day, of the 11th Month, on the 11th hour, the First World War ended in 1918, and by an act of Congress became known as Armistice Day in 1926.

The day would eventually become a national holiday in 1938 and is now a solemn day that Americans honor those who have served in the Armed Forces of the United States.

Oskaloosa High School students held an assembly at the Oskaloosa High School gym on Friday with their invited and honored guests, veterans from around the community.

Students presented speeches honoring veterans and the commitment they gave to their country. They also acknowledged the men and women serving the United States currently in the armed forces. “Thank you for keeping our country safe.”

Earlier in the morning, veterans had gathered at the Veterans of Foreign Wars building on the southeast side of Oskaloosa.

The keynote speaker at that event was Oskaloosa Police Officer Arriesgado, who had served in the US Navy before joining the OPD.

OPD also has one of its officers, Andrew O’Day, currently deployed to Europe.

The Oskaloosa Video Production class video recorded the ceremony at the Oskaloosa High School and is available to view below.

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