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4 veterans to be honored at memorial rededication ceremony at Camp Waubeek

Names will be added to campfire ring at Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation

Veterans Memorial Campfire ring. Camp Waubeek, on the Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation near Central City
Veterans Memorial Campfire ring. Camp Waubeek, on the Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation near Central City

Four will be honored at the Hawkeye Area Council’s Veteran’s Memorial rededication ceremony at Howard H. Cherry Scout Reservation at Camp Waubeek at 11:11 a.m. Saturday in Central City.

The names of armed services veterans Roger P. Uthoff, Donald E. Young, Wayne G. Schorr and Joshua L. Dalland will be added to the over 100 fellow service members engraved on the Memorial Campfire Ring near the Hanford lodge, according to a news release from the council.

The Stone City limestone memorial ring was formally dedicated on Armed Forces Day, May 18, 2002, at Camp Waubeek, and more names have been added in the 16 years since, the news release said.

The Boy Scouts of America Hawkeye Area Council and military veterans have a longstanding relationship that dates back to the late 1920s. When faced with the loss of their existing camp property, scouts turned to World War I veterans from the Hanford American Legion Post and the local community. Howard H. Cherry Sr. purchased and donated the 18-acre property near Central City that would become the scout reservation that bears his name, according to the news release. Veterans self-funded and built the main camp road and the Hanford Lodge that is still in use today.

For more information about the Veteran’s Memorial Campfire Ring or the Hawkeye Area Council, contact Sarah Dawson at 319-862-0541 or at sarah.dawson@scouting.org.

The Hawkeye Area Council serves Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn and Washington counties.

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