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Weekend of events planned to celebrate Memorial Day

May 15, 2013

The Leavenworth Memorial Day Committee has several events planned to commemorate Memorial Day on Monday, May 27.

At 7 p.m. Friday, May 24, the American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City will perform a free concert of patriotic music at the Leavenworth High School Performing Arts Center, 2012 10th Avenue, Leavenworth. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

On Saturday, May 25, Boy Scouts and volunteers will place flags at more than 50,000 graves at the Leavenworth National and Fort Leavenworth National cemeteries.

The Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, will have its Memorial Day ceremony at 9 a.m. Monday, May 27, with guest speaker Brigadier General James E. Rainey, director of Mission Command Center of Excellence at Fort Leavenworth.

For more information about the events, email


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