Mayor proclaims Veterans Appreciation Days
Mayor John Hawkins signed a proclamation Monday night declaring Nov. 2 through 11 as Veterans Appreciation Days in Webster City.
The proclamation, signed during the regular City Council session, comes just days before the observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11.
“In honor of these dedicated men and women, we pledge our continued defense of our nation so that their sacrifice will stand before the entire world as a tribute to the spirit and determination of a people dedicated to the principles of freedom and democracy,” Hawkins read from the proclamation.
Due to COVID-19 concerns and social-distancing recommendations, no public services are planned for this Veterans Day in Webster City. American Legion Post 191 traditionally presents a program at the Boulevard of Valor on Des Moines Street and visits classes of students at the middle school. This year, however, the Legion will record their normal Veterans Day service which will then be broadcast on KQWC Radio at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11.
Legion Commander Rich Stronger took part in the Zoom meeting Monday night and thanked the mayor and council for issuing the proclamation. He also extended thanks to the all area veterans for their service to the country.
In other business, the council set Dec. 22 at 6 p.m. as a goal setting session. Nov. 16 at 6:05 p.m. was set as the public hearing date and time for a Community Development Block Grant project application.
The council also set a work session on a Hamilton County proposal concerning dispatching. That session will be held following the regular business meeting on Nov. 16.