Mark VanEyck, 6, a Bear Scout with Olathe Cub Scout Pack 3777, erects an American flag in front of a headstone at the Leavenworth National Cemetery Saturday. Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Leavenworth and surrounding counties laid roughly 30,000 flags in preparation for Monday's Memorial Day ceremony.
Members of the Tonganoxie VFW Honor Guard stand at attention during a Memorial Day ceremony at the VFW Park. The ceremony was concluded with a 21-gun salute and the playing of "Taps" in honor of Tonganoxie soldiers who have died in combat.
Members of "Brass in Blue," an ensemble of active duty musicians with the United States Air Force Heart of America Band from Offutt Air Force Base in southeastern Nebraska, perform a patriotic hymn Monday at the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
A member of the Kansas Patriot Guard kneels during the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance, held Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
The American flag flies at half-mast Monday prior to the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
40th District Kansas Rep. Candy Ruff, D-Leavenworth, addresses the crowd gathered at the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance, held Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Members of the 500th Military Police Detachment, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., give a 21-gun, national salute Monday during the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Members of the 705th Military Police Battalion Interment & Resettlement, Fort Leavenworth, Kan., retire the colors Monday at the 122nd annual Memorial Day observance at the Leavenworth National Cemetery.
A gray overcast sky hangs over as the color guard with VFW Post 6401 marches to the Soldiers Circle for the start of Memorial Day Service at the Bonner Springs Cemetery Monday morning.
Norman Dysart (foreground) and other members of VFW Post 6401 fire a 21-gun salute during the Memorial Day service at the Bonner Springs cemetery.
Darlene Thompson of Edwardsville wears the gold star banner pin in honor of her son who was killed in the Vietnam war. The Olsen-McGraw-Thompson-Goins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6401 awarded Thompson the pin during the Edwardsville Memorial Day service Sunday.
James Eickhoff plays taps during the Edwardsville Cemetery Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon.
Nine-year-old Joshua Grimm (right) places a wreath at the flagpole base with help from his grandmother Debbie Shaw of Edwardsville.
Members of The Olsen-McGraw-Thompson-Goins Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6401 prepare to raise the flag during the Edwardsville Cemetery Memorial Day Service Sunday afternoon.
Justin Bremenkamp looks for names on headstones at Shawnee Cementary as he and other members with Troop 246 placed flags on the graves of veterans.
Jonathan Altarmirano with Troop 246 carries a load of small flags.
Justin Bremenkamp (center) waits for instructions to start placing flags around Pleasant View Cemetery Saturday with other members of Boy Scout Troop 246.
Laretha Tate was setting flags on veteran's headstones at Pleasant View Cemetery along with other members of the Shawnee American Legion Post 327.
Jerry Abel looks on as Jackie Abel kneels down Sunday to place flowers at the grave of Sara and Otto Abel at Eudora Cemetery.
Following the placement of a wreath and bouquets of red, white and blue flowers, De Soto VFW Post 6654 Commander Drew Culbertson places an American Flag in tribute to those who gave their lives in defense of the nation.
Bill Golden (left) and Harry Lewis, members of the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars, place a flag by a veteran's grave Friday afternoon at Glenwood Cemetery. Several members of the Basehor VFW as well as other volunteers helped place the flags in observance of Memorial Day.
Recent Basehor-Linwood High School graduate Andrew Stueckemann joined members of the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars in placing flags by veterans' graves in Glenwood Cemetery Friday afternoon. Stueckemann will head to the Air Force Academy Preparatory School for training in mid-July.
Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander Fred Box, front, along with members (left to right) Wilbur Grisham, Dan Stueckemann and Harry Lewis salute the flag after a wreath is placed at the base of the flagpole during a Memorial Day ceremony Monday in Glenwood Cemetery.
Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars member Forrest Tuter plays "Taps" on the bugle while other members raised the flag to full staff during the Memorial Day ceremony Monday at Glenwood Cemetery.
Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars members (left to right) Mike Kline, Leo Kreutzer, Phil Jenkins, Pat Fletcher, Ed Bush, David Sweeny and Bill Golden made up the rifle squad during Monday's Memorial Day ceremony at Glenwood Cemetery. The group, instructed by Hank Nahrebeski (not pictured), performed a 21-gun salute before the flag was raised to full staff.