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Griswold hosting 138th annual Old Soldiers Reunion


July 10th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

(Radio Iowa) – The 138th annual Old Soldiers Reunion takes place this weekend, in Griswold. The annual Military March into the town begins just outside the city limits at 4:15-p.m., Saturday. Landon Peterson is a member American Legion Post 508 in Griswold. “Veterans, families of veterans (and) our theme is ‘Hometown Heroes’ so law enforcement, fire and EMS — anybody who is involved in that is welcome to join in our road march.”

Tractors will be parked on Cass Street in Griswold for a tractor show that starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Peterson says that’s been a popular part of the annual event for the tractor owners AND members of the community. “That’s something that they’ve always been done and they were really excited to know that we were going to continue with the reunion so they didn’t have to miss one, because they really enjoy that,” Peterson says.

Other events at this year’s Old Soldiers Reunion include a parade and a street dance on Saturday night.