Saturday, May 29, 2010
Where: City Cemetery at 1625 Rockingham Road, Davenport, Iowa
Time: 9:30 a.m.
The event honors ancestors who were German American immigrants to the region over a century ago. The celebration is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs. Master of Ceremony is Mayor Bill Gluba. The program begins at 9:30 a.m. with bagpipe music by Derek Grant. Guest speaker is former Mayor Mark Schwiebert. The celebration also includes the German and American National Anthem sung by Henry Storjohann and Dale Dammann. Central High School's ROTC will present the Honor Guard. The program will end with an Volley Rifle Salute. Taps will be performed by John Adams of Davenport American Legion Post 26. The event is sponsored by The American/Shleswig-Hostein Heritage Society; The German American Family Club of Iowa and Illinois; The German American Heritage Center; The German American National Congress (D.A.N.K.) Quad Cities Chapters; The German American Pioneer Society of Scott County, Iowa; and The Schuetzenpark Gilde.