Ames Patriotic Council

We, the citizens of Ames, Iowa, have organized ourselves together for the purpose of creating within the community a greater love of country, promoting true patriotism by patriotic activities on major holidays and in other ways suitable for the occasion.

Veteran's Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Former Major Daniel Oh to Speak at Ames Veterans Day Program

The Ames Patriotic Council's Veterans Day program will take place in person this year at the Ames City Auditorium, 520 Sixth S., Ames, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 11.  For those wishing to view the program remotely, it will also be streamed live on the Patriotic Council's Facebook page at or on the Patriotic Council's web site at .  The video will also be available for viewing at later times and days at these addresses.

 The featured speaker this year will be former U.S. Army Major Daniel Oh.  Major Oh is a graduate of West Point and earned an MBA degree at the University of Chicago.  During his eleven years as a military officer, he served in Germany, Haiti, and the U.S. and was deployed in both Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.  At various times he commanded two platoons and three companies.  For his service he received the Bronze Star and numerous meritorious service and commendation medals including recognition as an infantryman and parachutist.

 Since his military service, Daniel Oh has had a very successful business career.  He has been the CEO of Renewable Energy Group (REG), an international biodiesel and bioproducts company.   Currently Oh is the president and CEO of AgCertain, another company engaged in value-added agriculture.  He also owns and operates OEI, Inc., a 25-year-old company focused on investing in historic property restoration and development, delivering business and consulting services, and building companies.

 The major and his wife Lori have four children and live in Ames.

 Ames Patriotic Council President Tim Gartin will introduce the Veterans Day program.  The colors will be presented by the ISU Air Force ROTC Color Guard.  Welcomes will be offered from the City by Ames Mayor Pro Tem Amber Corrieri and from American Legion Post #37 by past National Commander Dave Rehbein.  The program will include musical performances by singer Jim DeHoet and the Heart of Iowa Senior Band led by Don Dobell and a special appearance by the Ames High School Concert Chorale.

 All veterans from all services and all periods will be honored.  After the ceremony, the public is invited to a lunch served from noon to 1p.m. by the American Legion at Post #37, 225 Main St., Ames.


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