The annual flag rising at Pleasant Valley Cemetery will take place at 8 a.m. Monday. The color guard will arrive at 9 a.m. and there will be a short ceremony after that.
The annual memorial service will be at the Burrton Cemetery starting at 10:30 a.m. A message will be delivered and Taps will be played. There will be a cannon firing.
The Sedgwick American Legion and Auxiliary have planned two services for Monday, May 28.
• Honoring those that served at sea: A wreath service will be held at the bridge west of town on Fourth Street, at 9:30 a.m. This service is a tribute to those that served at sea. It will include playing taps and throwing a wreath in the water. Avenue of Flags
• Avenue of flags ceremony: This will be held at Hillside Cemetery at 10:30 a.m., Monday, May 28. The program will include members of the American Legion Post 268, Legion Auxiliary and Junior Auxiliary, Sons of American Legion and American Legion Riders. The program will consist of patriotic music, decoration of the memorial, gun salute and reading of the flag names.
This year Sedgwick will raise 261 flags, volunteers are always welcome to help. American Legion members will meet at the cemetery at 6 a.m. on Monday morning. Breakfast will be served at the post after the flags have been raised. Members will meet again at the cemetery at 6 p.m. to take the flags down. The flags are then taken to the post for folding, and put into storage. There will be a meal at the post after the flags are folded and put away. The Legion will provide the main dish, others are encouraged to bring a side dish.
For questions, you may contact Linda Johnson (flag chair) at 316-992-7056.
Volunteers will raise and lower flags at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 29 and at 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday, May 30. Services will be held at Pine Park Cemetery at 9:30 a.m. on Monday and at Halstead Cemetery at 10 a.m.