Kansas Gov. Joan Finney and the Kansas University ROTC will be among the honored guests at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial Day services on May 31.
Finney is scheduled to attend the 11 a.m. ceremony at Memorial Park Cemetery, 1517 E. 15th. The ceremony is hosted by VFW Post No. 852, and will include the KU ROTC firing a Howitzer cannon in honor of the dead.
Members of the VFW and its ladies auxiliary will lay a wreath at the flagpole on the east side of the cemetery. Chaplain Tom Meek will offer a prayer.
Other ceremonies scheduled for Memorial Day include:
- The American Legion Dorsey Liberty Post No. 14 will conduct its ceremony at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery, 1605 Oak Hill.
- The United Veterans Organizations of Douglas County will conduct joint memorial services at 1 p.m. at the flagpole in South Park on the east side of Massachusetts Street.
A special invitation to the services has been extended to all Vietnam and Persian Gulf veterans, said Richard Miller, service officer with the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 22 and VFW Post No. 852.
Veterans' families and the public also are invited, he said.
- The Brown-Leonard-Underwood American Legion Post No. 391 will present flags, a prayer and play "Taps" during its 10 a.m. Monday ceremony at Clinton Cemetery, west of Clinton.
A short program, sponsored by the Clinton Flower Club, will follow the ceremony with remarks by Lt. Col. William Radtke and Martha Parker of the Clinton Lake Historical Society.