On Memorial Day I had the honor of attending the ceremony at the Keokuk National Cemetery. It was a beautiful day, the sun was out and a breeze rippled the flags as they stood at attention at the graves of those who gave all. The American Legion presented the colors and everyone stood with hats in hand.
This scene of unity and respect for the fallen was reiterated by Mayor Kathie Mahoney when she said a few words and Representative Christine Bohannon who also spoke of remembrance.
As speakers listed off the fallen from Iowa and around the country, I had tears come to my eyes and hope for the future. Maybe we all need reminders that our Veterans gave their lives for our freedoms, not a country divided.
Unity means transparency, truth and working together without the influence of special interests. I know this is achievable in Iowa. I can work with others when the agendas are clear. We cannot allow our government to be for a select few. It needs to work for all. All incomes, all genders, all races and most importantly for those who need a hand up. As the famous quote by Ghandhi states “the true measure of any society can be found in how it treats its most vulnerable members”, we need to check our measuring stick in Iowa at the polls.
Choose to move Iowa in a direction that works for families, educators, and labor by voting for transparency, truth and a state that is united.
Candidate Iowa House District 100