Home | Tag Archives: flags

Tag Archives: flags

Memorial Day Remembered

American Flag Graphic

Area Residents will show their appreciation to Veterans at local Memorial Day Services.  Memorial Day was first observed on May 30, 1868, when flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery.  It is now celebrated in almost every State on the last Monday in May after Congress passed the National Holiday Act of ... Read More »

Governor Orders Flags to be Flown at Half Staff Thursday

kndy-default-logo-2013

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has ordered flags across the state to be flown at half-staff on Thursday. The directive is in honor of Specialist Spencer Duncan, of Olathe, who died while serving the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. 21-year-old Duncan was one of 30 Americans killed in action when their helicopter was shot down. Read More »