If you look beyond the parade in several of the photos, you see a Civil War statute, which reads “erected to the memory of our fallen heroes 1861-1865.”The flags are the US flag and the Iowa flag.
After the parade, I wandered around the square. There were food concessions, a band played in the bandstand and various artists displayed their art. I purchased the watercolor of red tulips from Ken Smith who painted it when he was 89 years old before I went to a display of quilts in the Methodist Church Family Life Center. Then I went to the “Follies” which I will write about in my next blog.