Kansas National Guard Supporting Area Memorial Day Events

In observance of Memorial Day, the Kansas National Guard will be supporting several events across the area.

The Commemorative Air Force Jayhawk Wing, including Maj. Dave Olds of the 161st Intelligence Squadron, will honor our Kansas veterans by performing formation flyovers at Ellsworth and Wilson on Monday.

Also on Monday, the Kansas National Guard will support the following events:

  • Sgt. Maj. Steve Ahlstedt, operations sergeant major, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Assaria Lutheran Church, 124 W 1st in Assaria. The ceremony begins at 9:30 a.m.
  • 1st Sgt. James Peeler, 330th Brigade Signal Company, will be the emcee at a Memorial Day ceremony sponsored by American Legion Post 101 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Clay Center. Lt. Col. John Lemay, 1st Infantry Division, will be the guest speaker. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
  • Sgt. Maj. Steve Ahlstedt, operations sergeant major, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Salemsborg Lutheran Church, 3831 W. Salemsborg Road in Smolan. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Sgt. Maj. Steve Ahlstedt, operations sergeant major, 130th Field Artillery Brigade, will be the guest speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony at the Elmwood Cemetery, 1571 E. Swensson Avenue in Lindsborg. The ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m.
  • 1st Lt. Brandon Devader, Senior Master Sgt. Chris Platzer, Master Sgt. Kenny Everett, Tech. Sgt. Sheldon Dillinger, Tech. Sgt. Steven Parker, Tech. Sgt Chris Barth, Tech. Sgt. Dustin Roberts, 184th Intelligence Wing, and Master Sgt. Tyrel Askren, 931st Security Forces Squadron, will be participating in a Memorial Day ceremony at the Wilson Cemetery in Wilson. They will serve as the rifle detail and honor guard party marching through town to a wreath-laying ceremony at the Memorial site, followed by a march through the cemetery to the Veterans Memorial to conduct a 21-gun salute and read the names of the fallen. The ceremony beings at 10 a.m.
Updated: May 25, 2017 — 5:34 pm




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