To honor service members, VFW and American Legion posts in Lawrence and surrounding areas will host ceremonies Monday at designated cemeteries.
VFW Post 852, Lawrence, will have a ceremony at 11 a.m. at Memorial Park Cemetery. In an effort to reach out to younger veterans and the veteran community as a whole, there will be an all-Iraq/Afghanistan veteran Honor Guard at the ceremony, as well as a veteran from the Iraq War speaking.
American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14, Lawrence, will host two Memorial Day ceremonies. There will be a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Oak Hill Cemetery and another at 11:30 a.m. at Clinton Cemetery.
Lloyd Beaton American Legion Post 228, Baldwin City, is scheduled to host a ceremony at 10 a.m. at Oakwood Cemetery. The ceremony will include a ringing of the memorial bell, when those attending can say the name of a friend or family member, what branch of the service he or she served in and ring the bell.
American Legion Post 142, Perry, will host a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. at Lecompton Cemetery.
All ceremonies are free and open to the public.