Last Saturday October 15 LULAC Council 10 honored and thanked Americans who have served in the military or served the community as first responders during its annual wreath laying ceremony at Le Claire Park in Davenport, IA
LULAC Council 10 president Matthew Casillas introduced Davenport Mayor Frank Klipsch who gave the welcome address, followed by the keynote speaker Brigadier General Richard B. Dix, Commanding General of the Joint Munitions and Lethality Life Cycle Management Command and Joint Munitions Command on the Rock Island Arsenal.
The ceremony concluded with a tribute to all fallen American military and first responders. Volunteers from U.S. Coast Guard Flotilla 93 laid eight floral wreaths in the Mississippi River, followed by a 21-gun salute by Viet Nam Veterans Chapter 299.
Each wreath, handmade by LULAC members, represents a branch of the military.
This is the sixth year LULAC Council 10 has coordinated and hosted this ceremony. The council holds the event on the last day of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is a national observance of the history and positive impact Latinos have had on the world.