Memorial Day ceremonies and parades

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From US Dept of Veterans Affairs: Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

Ceremony: May 26 at 11:40 a.m.

395 Biddle Blvd.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027
For information please contact: Leavenworth National Cemetery (913) 758-4105

News Release: 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial at Fairview Cemetery in Liberty

The annual Memorial Day Ceremony will be held Monday, May 26, 2014 at 11am around the Veterans Memorial, Fairview Cemetery, Liberty, Mo.

The newest feature is the newly completed Veterans Memorial.

The speaker will be Jerry Nolte, former state representative. The VFW and American Legion will also participate in the ceremony. Nick King, former Liberty City Councilman will welcome everyone and give the prayer. Music will also be provided. This event is chaired by Mary Cravens (Vice President of the Cemetery Advisory Committee).

Veterans Parade in Cass County

The Cass County Historical Society is making a call for veterans from across the county to participate in a special parade on Memorial Day.

The “Tribute to Veterans” parade is a new tradition the organization’s Executive Director Don Peters is hoping to start within the county.

This year’s parade, scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, May 26, will retrace the old Decoration Day route as they did in the 19th century, culminating with the recognition and identification of the Civil War veteran’s tombs.

The parade route will then proceed east of from the church on Maple Street, turning south on Washington Street, then east on Elm Street, ending at the old portion of the Raymore Cemetery near Aspen Drive.

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