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Great Bend Memorial Day program announced
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The Great Bend Memorial Day services sponsored by the Disabled American Veteran Chapter 27 is set for Monday morning at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery with Terry W. Young, first junior vice commander DAV Department of Kansas, as the master of cermonies. The service will begin at 10 a.m. and the program is as follows:
 Call to order (“It’s A Grand Old Flag”) – Steve Lockwood
Entrance of the American Legion Riders Post 180, Great Bend
Invocation – The Rev. William Johnson
Presentation of Memorials
Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 – Richard Callahan (commander)
American Legion Post 180 – Bill Pickle (commander)
American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary 180 – Brenda Krueger (president)
Sons of American Legion Post 180 – Stan Jantz (commander)
American Legion Riders Post 180 – Chris Krueger director)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 – Mike Kultgen (senior vice commander)
Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3111 – Melissa Kultgen (junior vice commander)
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic – Girl Scout Troop 20293
Spanish American War (In Memory of) – Boy Scout Troop 157
World War I Barracks (In Memory of) – Boy Scout Troop 157
Boy Scouts of America – Boy Scout Troop 157
Girl Scouts of America – Girl Scout Troop 20293
Memorial Address – Young
Benediction – Johnson
Rendering of Honors (21-gun salute) – rifle squad from the WWII 4th
Armored Re-enactment Unit – Kevin Lockwood (squad leader)
Salute to the Deceased Taps – Marc Webster (trumpet)
The observance will then adjourn to sidewalk area top center on the east side of the Arkansas River Bridge on U.S. 281. The program there is as follows:
Anchors Away – Webster
Moment of Silence – Young
Eulogy for a Veteran – Young
Releasing wreaths into the Arkansas River – service organizations representatives
Rendering Honors (21-gun salute) – Rifle Squad from the WWII 4th
Armored Re-enactment Unit – Kevin Lockwood (squad leader)
Salute to the Deceased Taps – Webster