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American Legion to hold Eisenhower Pilgrimage
Am Legion Eisenhower pilgrimage chairman
Eisenhower Day Committee Chairman John Meyeres leads attendees in a salute to colors at the 2017 Eisenhower Pilgrimage.
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Auxiliary Chaplain Paula Sellens gives the benediction at the 2017 Eisenhower Pilgrimage.

ABILENE — The Kansas American Legion’s 38th annual Eisenhower Pilgrimage will be held in Abilene on Saturday, Oct. 13. American Legion Riders Post No. 240 will provide a rifle salute for the ceremony starting at 10 a.m. at the Eisenhower Museum and Library in front of General Eisenhower’s statue.

The American Legion Eisenhower Pilgrimage programs are organized by Eisenhower Day Committee Chairman John Meyeres, who is assisted by committee members Jim Arwine and Paul Sanford. Activities will begin with Captain Kyle Higgins from the U.S.S. Eisenhower laying the wreath for the Presidential wreath ceremony. The formal program will start immediately following the wreath laying ceremony. Naval Captain Mark Oberly, a native of Dodge City, will be the featured speaker.

Immediately following the Eisenhower Pilgrimage, a vice commander homecoming luncheon will be held at the Greyhound Hall of Fame. American Legion Department Vice Commander Chuck Shoemaker, Department Auxiliary Vice President Paula Sellens and S.A.L Detachment Vice Commander Tom Wallsmith will be honored.

Reservation details for the luncheon can be found at the Kansas American Legion website.