Numerous Memorial Day remembrance ceremonies, services
and activities will take place across the state this weekend to remember the
people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The post highlights
activities scheduled at Kansas’ three national cemeteries – two are in
Leavenworth and one is in Fort Scott.
On Friday, May 27, the Airlifter Brass from the U.S. Air Force Band of
Mid-America will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. at Leavenworth High School.
Saturday morning, about 1,500 local scouts and volunteers
from around the area will decorate the graves at both the Leavenworth National
Cemetery and the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
On Monday, the Leavenworth National Cemetery ceremony
will take place at 9 a.m. followed by the ceremony at the Fort Leavenworth
National Cemetery at 11:40 a.m.
Scott – On Friday, May 27, local scouts, volunteers and member
of the National Honor Society from Fort Scott High School will decorate the
graves at Fort Scott National Cemetery. On Monday, the ceremony will take place
at 10:30 a.m. at the cemetery.