Mount Auburn, Iowa is a small farming community situated close to the Cedar River in northern Benton county. Monday's stiff westerlies made for iconic flag flying on Memorial Day. Situated among the veterans buried at this rural cemetery are two military displays. One memorial is a stack of bowling ball size cannon balls located at the base of the tall flagpole. The other display is a more modern howitzer artillery piece. Both displays inspire us today to remember veterans and their sacrifice.