Memorial Day services remember the fallen

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Memorial Day will be observed Monday in Kansas and across the nation as people pause to remember veterans who sacrificed their lives. The event is free and open to all.

State Capitol Grounds: 1 p.m. Monday at the Korean War Veterans Memorial. "He's a father, friend, comrade and true community supporter" said Jake Phelps, commander of the American Legion Mark A Moore Post 3.

The Aurora Legion and Auxiliary will also conduct services at the Madison Cemetery, rural Lamont, at 9:30 a.m. The Police Department Honor Guard will fire a ceremonial volley and a memorial wreath will be placed at the cemetery event, and the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. event will be retired Air Force Lt. Col. Charles "Chip" Carroll. The march to the cemetery will begin at 10 a.m. Marty Bailey will be the honored veteran at the cemetery service.

Services are also supposed to take place Monday in Mowrystown, but details were not available.

A parade will begin 11 a.m. Monday on the west end of Park Street, followed by a memorial service at American Legion Park, 2217 American Legion Drive. The events are free and open to the public.

Pyles said the holiday is often confused with Veterans Day, which honors all USA military, both living and deceased.

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Volunteers will place flags on veterans' graves Thursday, May 24.

Memorial Day, recognized on the last Monday in May, will fall on May 28 this year.

The Westgate Memorial Day Service will start at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 28, at the Westgate Legion Hall, starting with the Star Spangled Banner by the West Central Band. He will be followed by Rear Admiral "Chip" Rock from Naval District Washington, Force Master Chief Tom Snee, USN (Ret.), National Executive Director of the Fleet Reserve Association, and a representative of Spirit of '45, who will speak to the importance of preserving history for future generations.

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At 4 p.m., the annual Good Ole Days celebration will be held in the pavilion.

Irwin/North Huntingdon: Irwin/North Huntingdon VFW and Irwin American Legion will hold its annual parade at 10 a.m. with units forming at Immaculate Conception Church, Second Street.

Hudson - Parade, Monday, 10 a.m. beginning at Milford Road and concluding at Markillie Cemetery, where there will be a ceremony.

At 7 p.m. Sunday, May 27, the National Park Service will host the Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet performing to honor veterans at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center at Rocky Mountain National Park, on US 36 just west of Estes Park. 9 a.m. memorial service at the Pioneer Pavilion.

The guest speaker is Retired Rear Adm. Jay DeLoach, who has received a number of military decorations during a career that included squadron and Pentagon leadership positions.

Dennis: town of Dennis Memorial Day observance, 10 a.m.at Merrill Park, 100 Route 28, West Dennis.

The main program will begin at 11 a.m. and will feature traditional Memorial Day music, the presentation of honor quilts to veterans, and the keynote speech by Greenfield resident Otis Wagner.

The Manteno Legion National Guard, veterans and the public will celebrate Memorial Day by honoring fallen warriors at five local cemeteries and performing a remembrance for the deceased at each on Monday.

10 a.m. - Greenville County and the Greenville Joint Veterans Council will host a Memorial Day ceremony titled "Tribute to Our Fallen Comrade" In front of the Veterans Memorial Monument at County Square. Music provided by the Altamont Community High School Band.

Memorial Day, meant to remember the fallen, is distinct from Veterans Day, which is recognized each November 11 to celebrate the service of all USA military veterans.

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