Topeka's American Legion Post 400 Remembers Memorial Day

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Rainy weather changed the location, but certainly not the meaning for American Legion Post 400's annual tribute to those who gave their lives serving our country.

The event was moved to the Legion building from Rochester Cemetery when the skies failed to clear. Several dozen people turned out to start their Memorial Day with the service.

A gun salute and taps were part of the salute. Congresswoman Nancy Boyda also spoke. She urged young people to thank those who've served.

Memorial Day brings a lot of emotion for many veterans, including Post 400 Commander Marvin Havenstein, who served in the National Guard and Army Reserves and lost three uncles to World War II. He says young people need to realize that without the veterans, we wouldn't have the freedoms we enjoy today.


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