Symbols of Sacrifice Event at Fort Scott

Ft Scott – Hundreds gathered for the culmination of events on Saturday, September 12th, to pay tribute and remember the fallen heroes who gave their lives in the “war on terror.’ Each life represented by a flag on the parade grounds at Fort Scott, during the “Symbols of Sacrifice” event.

The parade grounds and flags will remain up until September 17th. The event is co-sponsored with Fort Scott National Historic Site (FSNHS, Friends of FSNHS, Mercy Hospital, and the Symbols of Sacrifice Committee. The scheduled kicked off at 7am with the reading of the Roll of the Honored Dead, highlighted with a Remembrance Ceremony at noon, concluding with an American Military Sacrifices through the Years timeline. US Army (Retired) Lt Colonel Peter Schifferle, PhD, Professor of History at the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, provided keynote remarks.

Members of the Kansas City St. Andrew’s Pipes and Drums ushered the observers to the parade field at the conclusion of the ceremony, playing Amazing Grace.

For the complete schedule you can view it here. Visitor Information 620-223-0310

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