Archive for Thursday, May 25, 2006

National cemeteries to observe Memorial Day with ceremonies

May 25, 2006

The Fort Leavenworth salute battery and color guard will participate in two Memorial Day ceremonies Monday.

One will be at 9 a.m. at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. The other will be at 11:40 a.m. at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Lt. Gen. David Petraeus, commander of the Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, will speak at the fort's ceremony.

Petraeus and Mrs. Albert R. Hagemann, honorary past state president of the Kansas Society of the U.S. Daughters of the War of 1812, will lay a wreath at the grave of Henry Leavenworth.

Col. Henry Leavenworth established Fort Leavenworth in May 1827 and was a veteran of the War of 1812.

Both ceremonies are open to the public. Parking for the Fort Leavenworth ceremony is available in the Frontier Conference Center parking lot, which is across the street from the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.

Both ceremonies are to include a 21-gun national salute.

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