Josh Davis’ parents and members of the Josh Davis Memorial Poker Run Committee attended the erection of a new flag pole early Thursday evening in the southeast corner of the Josh Davis Memorial Plaza in downtown Perry.
U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Josh Davis of Perry was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2010. Davis was a 2009 graduate of Perry High School. He was 19 when killed.
When the pole was set, a U.S. flag was raised in the late spring light. A dedication ceremony for the pole will be conducted in June. The sixth annual Josh Davis Memorial Poker Run occurs in August.
A number of local donors and sponsors made the new installation possible, including American Concrete and AccuJet of Perry, Hick Electric of Dallas Center and Watkins Flag Pole Co. of Ankeny.
The Josh Davis Memorial Poker Run Committee and Josh Davis Memorial Fund also contributed to the flag pole. The memorial fund’s activities include the Josh Davis Award at Perry High School and the upkeep and maintenance of the downtown plaza.