Rep. Steve King Joins Ancestors of Herring, Iowa to Re-Dedicate World War I Flagpole Monument

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Photo by Tim Gallagher, Sioux City Journal of Herring Hill dedication in 2013

As many longtime Gateway Pundit readers may recall in 2012 I bought some land surrounding the Herring flagpole in northwest Iowa. The flagpole was put up in the little town of Herring on Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, to celebrate the end to the greatest war the world had ever witnessed – up to that point in time.

My late grandfather was 12 at the time and helped put up this Armistice Day flagpole.

Herring, Iowa was one of these little railroad towns that included a train depot, a livestock loading facility, a general store, creamery, blacksmith shop, lumber yard, barber shop, pool hall, bars and a dance hall.

Today all that remains of this little Iowa town is the Armistice Day flagpole in a corn field.

This weekend, the descendants and friends of Herring will gather on the hill and, with the help of Rep. Steve King, who grew up in the area, we  will re-dedicate the Armistice flagpole on its 100 year anniversary.

A new U.S. flag now in place on a pole south of the original 40-foot pole at Herring, Iowa, a Sac County community that all but vanished six decades ago.


On Sunday  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) joined the ancestors of this little railroad town on the Herring Hill.

Steve gave a remarkable speech on the history of the western Iowa community.

There was also a flag raising by the local Wall Lake American legion and singing by Tom Geak and Becky Poen.

And at the end of the ceremony the locals torched an effigy of the Kaiser Wilhelm.

Here are a few photos from today’s event.  It was a great time.

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