Memorial Day Services will take place across the area on Monday.
The Kansas Veterans Cemetery at Fort Riley will hold its ceremony at 10 a.m. with guests to include Gov. Laura Kelly and the military presentation of honors from American Legion Post 45 in Junction City. Officials say the ceremony will last approximately one hour. Located at 5181 Wildcat Creek Road.
The Pearce Keller American Legion Post 17 ceremony takes place at 9:30 a.m. Monday and will feature a performance by the Manhattan Municipal Band. The event takes place at Sunset Cemetery, near the Gold Star Family Memorial. The band also will perform a patriotic salute at 7:30 p.m. at the Larry Norvell BandShell in City Park.
VFW Post 1786 will hold its ceremony at noon Monday at Valley View Cemetery, east of Manhattan on Hwy 24. Riley County Commissioner John Ford will provide remarks at the ceremony, which begins at noon. The VFW also welcomes volunteers to place flags at the cemetery Saturday afternoon beginning at 1 p.m.
The 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley will conduct the annual Memorial Day observance on Monday, May 29 at 11:40 a.m. at the Post Cemetery, 193 Huebner Rd.
The observance honors the men and women who died while serving in our country’s armed forces.
U.S. Senator Roger Marshall (Kansas) and Command Sgt. Maj. Chris Mullinax, 1st Infantry Division Command Sgt. Maj., will speak as part of the ceremony. Following the remarks, Maj. Gen. John V. Meyer, Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mullinax will place a wreath in honor of those who have died while serving in our country’s armed forces.
The ceremony will be shared live on www.facebook.com/FortRiley, beginning at 11:40 a.m.
The Randolph/Fancy Creek Cemetery will host a Memorial Day ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
If you know of any additional services going on in Riley, Pottawatomie or Geary County, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.