Memorial Day Events

KANSAS NATIONAL GUARD SUPPORTS MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS ACROSS KANSAS

In observance of Memorial Day on May 30 the Kansas National Guard will be supporting numerous events across the state.

Topeka

Col. Mike Erwin, Deputy Human Resource Officer, Joint Forces Headquarters Kansas, Topeka, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony being held at Rochester Cemetery, 1200 NW Menninger Road, Topeka. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.

Brig. Gen. Eric Peck, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard, Manhattan, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony being held at the Topeka Cemetery, 1601 SE 10th Ave, Topeka. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

Maj. Jeff Howell, signal officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 635th Regional Support Group, Topeka, will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day ceremony being held at Mount Hope Cemetery Mausoleum, 17th and Fairlawn, Topeka. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.

Maj. Gen. Tod Bunting, retired adjutant general of Kansas, will deliver remarks at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery & Mausoleum, 6th & Gage, Topeka. Starting at 11 a.m., the cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony that will include a ride through the grounds by the American Legion Riders and a wreath-laying ceremony, followed by Maj. Gen. Bunting's remarks. The cemetery also has on display photos of military and civic heroes submitted by members of the community on the Wall of Tribute.

Maj. Gen. (KS) Lee Tafanelli, the Adjutant General, Ozawkie, and Brig. Gen. Eric Peck, commander of the Kansas Army National Guard, Manhattan, will be attending a Memorial Day ceremony at Kansas State University. K-State will be dedicating their new World War II Memorial "Tags of Honor" in a ceremony at 3 p.m. The unveiling will take place at the World War II Memorial Plaza at K-State, near Mid-Campus Drive and Vattier Street. The installation includes "By Land; By Sea; By Air," a series of bronze plaques that surround the sculpture. The pieces are by Daniel W. Hunt, a K-State associate professor of art.

Clifton

Maj. Larry Leupold, administrative officer for the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Hiawatha, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony in Clifton, Kan. The ceremony, sponsored by the Clifton American Legion Post, will begin at 10 a.m. in Berner Memorial Park.

Concordia

Sgt. 1st Class Clair Hoesing, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Belleville, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony in Concordia, Kan. The ceremony, sponsored by the Concordia American Legion and VFW, will be held at the City Cemetery and begins at 10:30 a.m.

Hays

Detachment 3, 731st Transportation Company, Hays, will participate in two Memorial Day ceremonies being held in Hays. The Veterans Memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. at the Ellis County Memorial Courthouse, 13th and Fort Scott. The second event starts at 7 p.m. and will be held the Veterans Memorial Park, 13th and Canterbury, Hays. The unit will be providing a Color Guard for both events.

Highland

Capt. Philip Morris, training officer for the 2nd Battalion, 130th Field Artillery, Hiawatha, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony in Highland, Kan. The ceremony will begin at 9:30 a.m. at the Highland Cemetery.

Holton

Lt. Col. Kyle Ferlemann, Kansas National Guard Counterdrug Task Force Coordinator, will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony being held in memory of Master Sgt. Bernard “Bernie” Lee Deghand. Deghand was a member of the Kansas National Guard and was killed in action in Afghanistan on Sept. 15, 2006. The ceremony will be held at the Holton Town Square and begins at 12 p.m. (noon).

Iola

Lt. Col. David Lee, commander, 169th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, LaHarpe, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Highland Cemetery, Iola. The event, sponsored by the Iola American Legion, will begin at 11 a.m.

Paola

Battery B, 1st Battalion, 161st Field Artillery, Dodge City, will participate in a Memorial Day ceremony being held at the Paola Soldiers Memorial, Paola. The unit will be providing a howitzer salute for the ceremony which starts at 1 p.m.

Pratt

Master Sgt. Terry Goscha, brigade senior supply noncommissioned officer, 635th Regional Support Group, Hutchinson, will be the guest speaker at the All Veterans Memorial ceremony being held at the Pratt Airport, Pratt. The event will begin at 2 p.m.

More Events

Memorial Day, May 30, 2011 11 a.m.

Ft. Riley Cemetery 11:40 a.m.

Ft. Leavenworth National Cemetery 11:40 a.m.

Manhattan Kansas Veterans Cemetery

5181 Wildcat Creetk Road

Clay Center Greenwood Cemetery 10 a.m.

Frankfort City Cemetery 10 a.m.

Frankfort Antioch Cemetery 11:15 a.m.

Sabetha Pancake Feed 8a-1p

Sabetha Woodlawn Cemetery 11:15 a/,/

Hiawatha Cemetery Veterans Memorial 10 a.m.

Oneida Pancake Breakfast 7a-12:30p

Circleville Masonic Lodge Breakfast 7a-10a


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