Mount Hope Cemetery honors those who have given their lives in service to our country

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TOPEKA (KSNT) — Mount Hope Cemetery, 4700 S.W. 17th St. held a Memorial Service on Monday to honor those who have given their lives in service to our country.

“For many of our fellow citizens, Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer. It’s when the pool opens, time for backyard barbeques, time to go fishing. These are great things, but let’s not forget the real reason behind Memorial Day, that’s why you are all here.” Colonel Matthew Oleen, Chief of Staff of the Kansas Army National Guard

Ren Newcomer, Mount Hope Cemetery gave the welcome, Capital City Chorus sang the Armed Forces Medley, Lt. Col. Stan Sutton, (Ret.) presented the wreath, Jay Stevenson played “TAPS” and Colonel Matthew Oleen, Chief of Staff of the Kansas Army National Guard was guest speaker.

There was a massing of the colors with the following Honor Guards present include:

  • Topeka West Highs School Army JROTC
  • Highland Park High School Air Force JROTC
  • Topeka High School MCJROTC
  • Military Order of the World Flag
  • Military Order Association of the American flag
  • Topeka Police Department

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