MILITARY HONORS: Gov. Kim Reynolds will honor top Reserve Officer Training Corps students for outstanding achievement next week. The governor will present the Governor’s Cup Award to 10 students involved in ROTC programs at these campuses: Buena Vista University, Coe College, Iowa State University, University of Dubuque, University of Iowa and University of Northern Iowa. The awards honor the cadets for leadership, academics and military achievement. Eight cadets and two midshipmen will be honored during a Wednesday ceremony at the Iowa National Guard’s headquarters in Johnston.
WORKERS’ MEMORIAL DAY: Iowans will gather Friday to pay tribute and reflect upon Iowa workers who lost their lives while working during the annual Workers Memorial Day ceremony. An 11 a.m. observance will be held at the west terrace lawn near the Capitol in Des Moines. Thirty-two Iowans died last year from injuries sustained while working, and many were injured in the workplace.
“Workers Memorial Day is a day to honor and remember Iowans who have died in Iowa’s workplaces and serving in our military in the past year,” Iowa Labor Commissioner Michael Mauro said. “This is also a day to reflect on the lives that were lost and to renew our commitment to workers’ safety and health in the workplace.”
Mauro will be joined by Gov.