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Great Bend prepares to honor vets
new deh memorial day preceed pic
Daren Maddox of Great Bend Cub Scout Pack 149 and McKinley Payne of Boy Scout Troop 149 place American flags on the headstones of veterans at the Great Bend Municipal Cemetery Thursday evening. It was being done in advance of the Memorial Day ceremony Monday morning. Pack and Troop 184 of Great Bene also participated in the decoration effort. - photo by DALE HOGG Great Bend Tribune

The Great Bend Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 3111  is organizing the Great Bend Memorial Day service this year. It is set for 10 a.m. Monday at the Veterans Circle, Great Bend Municipal Cemetery
 The schedule for the observance is as follows:
• Call to order (It’s a Grand Old Flag)
• Entrance of the American Legion Riders Chapter 180, Great Bend
• Master of Ceremonies – John Johnson
• Invocation – Rev. Dick Ogle
Presentation of memorials and addresses
• VFW Post 3111 – John Johnson (in-coming commander)
• VFW Post 3111 Women’s Auxiliary – Malissa Kultgen
• VFW Post 3111 Men’s Auxiliary – Bob Jarmer
• American Legion Post 180 – Bob Jarmer
• American Legion Post 180 Auxiliary – Kay Ingleman
• Sons of American Legion 180 – Gary Gable
• Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 – Miles Kennedy
• Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 Auxiliary – Joann Kennedy
• Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic – Girl Scouts
• Spanish American War (In Memory of) – Boy Scouts
• World War I Barracks 2109 (In Memory of) – Boy Scouts
 • Memorial Address – John Johnson
• Benedictions – Rev. Dick Ogle
• Rendering of Honors ( 21 Gun Salute ) – Kevin Lockwood and Rifle Squad WWII Re-Enactment Group
• Adjourn to the Arkansas River Bridge to honor those who died at sea.