The family of Josh Davis, a Perry high school graduate, held an informal celebration of life with friends at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in Van Meter in Josh’s honor on Sunday, May 7, 2017.


Lance Corporal Davis was killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan on May 7, 2010. Every year his family gives a memorial award to a Perry High School senior and maintains the Josh Davis Memorial Plaza on Second Street in Perry.


The Josh Davis Memorial Poker Run is held every year in August as a fundraiser for the award as well as other Veterans organizations.


This years’ run will be Aug. 12 and raffle tickets are being sold for a chance to win Ferdinand the Bull, a custom made charcoal grill. Tickets are available at Wenger Auction or the Perry Elks Lodge. Tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5.


For more information about the run email joshdavismemorialpokerrun@gmail.com or through their Facebook page, Josh Davis Memorial Poker Run.