May 29, 2023

Memorial Day services to be held Monday

Posted May 29, 2023 11:00 AM

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — Two Memorial Day services are planned for Monday, May 29.  

The annual Reno County Veterans Memorial ceremony is set for 9 a.m. at the memorial in South Hutchinson.  

The service will include the National Anthem by the Hutchinson Brass Quintet and opening prayer by Chaplain Robert Rockey of the American Legion. Tom King of the Reno County Veterans Memorial Board will make opening remarks. The American Legion and American Legion Riders will perform Placement of the Memorial Wreaths. 

The Memorial Day Address will be presented by Comander Bruce Branson of the American Legion. Then Robert Rockey will give the POW/MIA Report and closing prayer.  After, Taps will be played, and Retirement of Colors will follow. 

The second service, the Memorial Day Ceremony will start at 11 a.m. at Fairlawn Cemetery in Hutchinson.  

The American Legion Lysle Rishel Post 68 Color Guard will perform the flag presentation.  

Then the Hutchinson Municipal Band will play the National Anthem after the opening prayer, and later, an Armed Forces Medley.  

This year’s guest speaker will be Commander Jeremy Ehart of the Kansas American Legion.

The ceremony will include the recognition of veterans from V.F.W. Post 1361 and American Legion Post 68 who have passed in the last year and a POW/ MIA ceremony and prayer. 

The ceremony will end with prayer, the performance of Taps and other music by the Hutchinson Municipal Band, and the Presentation of Roses.

The Presentation of Roses will be by Amvets Post 11, V.F.W. Post 1361, American Legion Post 68, American Legion Auxiliary Unit 68, Sons of the American Legion Post 68, American Legion Riders Chapter 68, and Daughters of the American Revolution.  

Immediately following the 11 a.m. service at Fairlawn, a luncheon will be served at the American Legion at 720 West 4th Ave.  

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