For well over one hundred years the Steele City community has observed Decoration Day and Memorial Day. After the Civil War the Union the local soldier veterans organized the E. C. Rice Post of the Grand Army of the Republic. They were in charge of the observance until after World War One.
At that time the local veterans organized the American Legion. As time went on and there were fewer and fewer GAR members, the American Legion took charge of the yearly observance at the Steele City Cemetery.
The Steele City Cemetery
It lies upon the hillside fair.
Far out from the village street.
Swept by the sun, wind and rain.
It is there our loved ones sleep.
Today in loving memory we left flowers.