Memorial Hill

Each of the 102 American Flags presented on Morningstar Hill (fondly referred to as Memorial Hill on race day) represent the loss of an Iowa serviceman or servicewomen while serving in combat since the first Dam to Dam on June 15, 1980. The tribute to Iowa’s service men and women is the result of a long history that Dam to Dam has had with Iowans serving their state, not to mention that the race now falls on the first Saturday after Memorial Day.

The race’s start at Saylorville Dam is just across the street from Camp Dodge – headquarters of the Iowa National Guard and within a stone’s throw of the new Joint Forces Headquarters Armory on the road leading to Saylorville Dam.