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Memorial Day preparation
Hunter Duryee, left, and Noah Resner from Boy Scout Troop 157 prepare to place flags on veterans’ graves in the Great Bend Cemetery. Veterans will be honored with a Memorial Day service at 10 a.m. Monday in the Veterans Circle at the cemetery. - photo by Judy Duryee

Memorial Day 

events scheduled

The Argonne American Legion Post 180, Great Bend

Memorial Day Services

Veterans Circle, Great Bend Cemetery  -  Barton County Cemetery

Monday, May 27 • 10:00 a.m. 

Call to Order (It’s a Grand Old Flag)

Entrance of American Legion Riders Chapter 180

Flag Presentation - Stand and salute the flags as they enter

Master of Ceremonies, Boe Levingston

Invocation - Rev. Bill Johnson


Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 ...Darrell Turley

American Legion Post 180 ...Dennis Palmer

American Legion Auxiliary Unit 180 ...Juanita Dreiling

Sons of American Legion Squadron 180 ...Rick Munsch

American Legion Riders Chapter 180 ...Roy Titsworth

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 ...Brandon Kultgen

Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3111 ...Maria Leeper

Sons of the American Revolution ...Justin Engleman

Boy Scouts of America Boy Scout Troop 157

Girl Scouts of America Girl Scout Troop 11135

Memorial Address Boe Levingston, Post 180 Commander

Benediction Rev. Bill Johnson

Moment of Silence for the Deceased (Taps) ... Mark Webster

Adjourn to Arkansas River Bridge 

to honor those who died at sea

Releasing wreaths into the Arkansas River – Service Organizations Representatives

Adjourn to Veterans’ Memorial at Barton County Cemetery

(1/2 mile west of  NW 50 Rd. and North Washington) - Lay Wreaths


Taps Marc Webster (Trumpet)



8:00 a.m. Service at Sts. Peter and Paul Church north of Ellinwood, 

followed by service at River Bridge

10:30 a.m. Lakin-Commanche District Cemetery

The Ellinwood American Legion Post 320 is in charge of the service


Larned and Pawnee Rock

10:00 a.m. Larned Cemetery

11:00 a.m. Pawnee Rock Cemetery 

Diane Enabnit of Larned will be the speaker.

Pawnee Rock Depot will serve lunch after Pawnee Rock service. Free will donation. 

Walter S. Chears American Legion Post No. 106 is in charge of the service, 

assisted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7271

troop 157
Pictured are, back row, from left: adults Stacie Resner and Rick Munsch. Front row: Caylon Munsch, Tyler Duryee, Will Resner, Hunter Duryee, Noah Resner and Gage Ukens.


10:00 a.m. Pleasant View Cemetery in Claflin


The American Legion Post 286 is organizing the service 

that will honor the fallen of Northern Barton County on Memorial Day 

according to the following schedule:

7:45 a.m. at the Odin Cemetery

8:30 a.m. Dubuque Cemetery, 

in rural Barton County, 3 miles east of Redwing on K-4, 

north 9.5 miles on NE 90th Road (1 mile north of 190th Road) 

.8 mile east on north side of road. (NE 200 Road)

9:15 a.m. at Beaver Cemetery

10:00 a.m. at the Hoisington City Cemetery, 

South side of Hwy 4 at North Cedar St.

10:30 a.m. at the St. John the Evangelist Catholic Cemetery, 

located at NW 110 Road and NW 10 Ave.