Veterans, family members and friends are invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony and tribute at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Veterans Memorial at Resurrection Cemetery, 83rd and Quivira Road, Lenexa, Kan.
The American Legion Band will provide a patriotic musical prelude at 1:30 p.m. The brief ceremony will include the flag-raising, patriotic music, a tribute to Veterans, prayer, a 21-gun salute and playing of taps. American Legion Post 370 will be the color guard. Small flags will be available for gravesite decorations.
The Rev. Jeremiah Spencer, chairman of the Catholic Cemeteries Board of Trustees, will give the tribute to Veterans. Father Spencer is a priest of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas. In addition to parish ministry, he was hospital chaplain at the University of Kansas Hospital for many years.
The Veterans Memorial at Resurrection Cemetery features monuments and flags representing the five branches of the Armed Forces and the Merchant Marines. Family members and friends can remember and honor Veterans by arranging to have their names engraved on the granite walls adjoining the monuments. Adjacent to the memorial is a section dedicated for burial of veterans and their spouses.
For more information, call Catholic Cemeteries at 913-371-4040; email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.cathcemks.org.
- from Therese Horvat