Roberts out at Memorial Day event
Senator Pat Roberts will not be the featured speaker at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony Monday as previously announced.
The speaker at the ceremony, at 11:40 a.m. Monday, will be Brig. Gen. John C. Woods, deputy commander of the Combined Arms Center Training.
The lineup change was announced in a news release from Fort Leavenworth distributed Friday.
"It's simply that the senator was unable to participate because of changes in his schedule," Sarah Little, communications director for Roberts, said about the cancellation.
Monday's ceremony is open to the public, and fort officials urge those attending to arrive in ample time to pass through a security check.