Veterans from throughout the Tri-State region will be honored in Keokuk.
Sunday morning was not ideal for doing anything outdoors in Keokuk.
The sky was overcast, the temperature was dropping and the wind was whipping the flags throughout the Keokuk National Cemetery.
Mother Nature did not stop more than 70 people from leaving their homes and celebrating Veterans’ Day at the Keokuk Veterans’ Memorial.
The threat of rain led organizers to keep the proceedings short and sweet while still showing the proper respect and honor all veterans.
The Keokuk National Cemetery is the final resting place for more than 600 Union and Confederate soldiers.
Most of the soldiers were from Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri.
A total of 17 states are represented in the cemetery, though, including Ohio, Alabama, and Texas.
A special ceremony was held to bring those soldiers "home."
Soil was collected from all 17 states. It was spread on the graves so soldiers could be buried under their native soil.