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Remembering the fallen
Memorial Day events take place Monday
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Cole Sanders from Boy Scout Troop 7184 helps place flags at veterans grave sites in the Great Bend Cemetery on Thursday. Every year local Boy Scout troops pay their respect by placing flags at four cemeteries in and around Great Bend

Memorial Day is a time to remember the fallen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, this remembrance will happen here in Great Bend at 10 a.m. on Monday as people will gather at Veterans Circle in the Great Bend Cemetery to pay their respects.
“This ceremony is a time to pay your respect to the soldiers and servicemen that fought for our country and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Legion Commander Bo Levingston said. “It is a great honor to be part of it.”
The Memorial Day service will start with the entrance of the American Legion Riders Post 180 followed by a call to order by Steve Lockwood, invocation by Rev. William Johnson.
During the presentation of memorials, different organizations will lay wreaths in honor of the fallen men and women.
These include:
• American Legion Post 180 — Ralph Sunley, 1st Vice Commander
• American Legion Post Auxiliary 180 — Juanita Dreiling, President
• Sons of American Legion Squad 180 — Robert Zahn, Vice Commander
• American Legion Riders Post 180 — J.P. Postlethwaite, Director
• Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3111 — Burt Thompson, Commander
• Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary Post 3111 — Doug Fuhr, President
• Disabled American Veterans Chapter 27 — Martin Bryant, Commander
• Sons of the American Revolution (SAR)
• Sons of the Plains Chapter — Stan Jantz
• Boy Scouts of America — Boy Scout Troop 184
• Girl Scouts of America — Girl Scout Troop 11109
• Memorial Address — Chris Krueger
• Benediction Rev. William Johnson
• Moment of Silence for the Deceased (Taps) — Marc Webster (Trumpet)
After the wreath laying, the memorial address will given by Kruegar followed by the benediction and a salute to the deceased by the playing of “Taps” by Marc Webster on trumpet.
The ceremony will adjourn to area next to Arkansas River bridge to honor those who died at sea. The program will include:
• “Anchors Away” by Webster on trumpet
• Releasing wreaths into the river by service organizations representatives
• Salute to the deceased by playing “Taps” by Webster