Kansas Adjutant General's Department

5/24/2022
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22-019 Kansas National Guardsmen will support Memorial Day events

Soldiers and Airmen of the Kansas National Guard will support a variety of Memorial Day events across the state.

May 27, 2022

Wichita – Col. Steven Smart, vice commander, 184th Wing, will be the featured speaker at a Memorial Day program at Spirit Aerosystems, 3801 S Oliver St. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

May 30, 2022

Bennington – Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Lockhart, Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Carter, and Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Johnson, 1st Battalion, 235th Regiment, will provide a color guard and rifle team for a Memorial Day ceremony at Bennington Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 11 a.m.

Chanute Maj. Chad Murrow, executive officer, 891st Engineer Battalion, will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day ceremony hosted by American Legion Post #170 at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1002 E. 14th Street. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Clifton – 1st Lt. Rilee Smith, 995th Maintenance Company, will be the featured speaker for a Memorial Day program at Berner Memorial Park. The program, hosted by the Clifton American Legion Post, will begin at 10 a.m.

Derby – Maj. Keith Marshall, 184th Wing, will be the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day program sponsored by the Derby Veterans of Foreign Wars chapter, 700 E. Kay St. The program will begin at 9 a.m.

Emporia – Brig. Gen. Anthony Mohatt, assistant adjutant general Army and commander of the Kansas Army National Guard, will be the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day program at the All Veterans Memorial Park, 931 S. Commercial Street. The event is being hosted by VFW Post 1980 and will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Garden City – Staff Sgt. Stacy Gonzalez will be the speaker for a Memorial Day ceremony at Valley View Cemetery, 2901 N Third St., beginning at 11 a.m.

Glenvil, Nebraska – Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Matticks will be the keynote speaker for a Memorial Day service at the Glenvil American Legion, 205 Winters Ave. The service will begin at 10 a.m.

Iola -- Maj. Chad Hines, incoming battalion commander, 891st Engineer Battalion will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Cemetery, 1800 N. Cottonwood St., beginning at 11 a.m.

Manhattan – Sgt. Erik Wold, 130th Field Artillery Battalion, will be the guest speaker for a Veterans Day ceremony at Kansas Veterans Cemetery, 5181 Wildcat Creek Rd., beginning at 11 a.m. Chaplain (Capt.) Travis Forde, Joint Forces Headquarters-Land Component, will give the invocation and benediction.

Minneapolis – Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Lockhart, Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Carter, and Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Johnson, 1st Battalion, 235th Regiment, will provide a color guard and rifle team for a Memorial Day ceremony at Highland Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Tescott – Chief Warrant Officer 4 David Lockhart, Sgt. 1st Class Shaun Carter, and Sgt. 1st Class Andrew Johnson, 1st Battalion, 235th Regiment, will provide a color guard and rifle team for a Memorial Day ceremony at Twin Hills Cemetery. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.

Topeka – Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Byers, Kansas National Guard command historian, will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day program at American Legion Post #400, 3029 NW Hwy 24. The program will begin at 10 a.m.

Topeka – Maj. Jordan Clark, commander, Army Air Support Facility #1, will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day program at the Combat Air Museum, 7016 SE Forbes Ave, Forbes Field, starting at 2:30 p.m.

Yates Center – Sgt. 1st Class Matt Nolen, battalion personnel officer, 891st Engineer Battalion, will be the guest speaker for a Memorial Day ceremony at Yates Center Graceland Cemetery, 120th road. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m.

Lt. Col. David Olds, 184th Wing, will take part in airplane flyovers with the Commemorative Air Force from 9 a.m. to noon to support five Memorial Day events across the state. The locations of these events are Wilson Cemetery, Wilson; Resthaven Cemetery, Wichita; Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Winfield; Mulvane Cemetery, Mulvane; and Conway Springs Cemetery, Conway Springs.

 

 

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