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Veterans honored during Memorial Day event

Christina Champ arranges a flag at the headstone of her father at the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery Veterans Circle prior to the Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning. Her dad John, an Air Force veteran, and mother Virginia are buried at the location.

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An early summer breeze whipped the multitude of American flags adorning the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery Monday morning. The bright red, white and blue of the banners stood out against the backdrop of a deep blue sky.
Then, the stillness at the Veterans Circle was pierced by the mournful  notes of “Taps” blown by a solitary trumpeter reverberated among the decorated headstones and other grave markers.
This somber tribute punctuated the 2013 Memorial Day observance as veterans, their loved ones and others gathered to pay homage to America’s fallen service men and women. The service opened with the American ...

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