Archive for Wednesday, May 22, 2002

Memorial Day ceremonies set at VFW Park

May 22, 2002

Members of the Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars post will conduct its annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday.

According to post Commander Art Miller, the ceremony will begin at 2 p.m. at VFW Park. It will feature an address by the Rev. Rick Lamb of Tonganoxie's West Haven Baptist Church. In addition, several Girl Scouts will plant a green ash tree.

Following the ceremony, which will include "Taps" and a salute by the post's rifle squad, refreshments will be served in the west shelter house.

No services are planned at Hubbel Hill, Maple Grove or Reno cemeteries.

However, Memorial Day services at Wildhorse Cemetery will be at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, with Fred Leimkuhler officiating. The cemetery is in Jefferson County, just west of Wild Horse Orchards.

Also in honor of Memorial Day, the local post has a display at the downtown Tonganoxie offices of First State Bank and Trust.

The display centers on the establishment of the local post, as well as memorabilia and newspaper stories from World War I to present.

News stories and photographs about the Vietnam Moving Wall, which has visited Tonganoxie twice, as well as VFW Park, are included in the exhibit.

The display will be in place until May 31 at the bank, Fourth and Bury

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