February 13, 2016

County Veterans Day ceremony in Gardner, but parade canceled

Danedri Thompson dthompson@gardnernews.com The county’s annual Veterans Day celebration returns to Gardner this year, but it won’t include a parade as originally advertised. The event is set for Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at Veteran Memorial Park on Center Street. Girls wave flags during the county Veterans Day celebration in 2009. The celebration returns to Continue Reading

SH to honor Veterans

Veterans past and present, and those serving will be honored at the Veterans Day Observance in Spring Hill.  The program will be Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Spring Hill Civic Center, 401 N. Madison. Program includes a speaker from Fort Leavenworth, color guard presented by boy scouts and girl scouts, MIA/POW Continue Reading

Spring Hill honors veterans

More than 250 people attended Spring Hill’s annual Veteran’s Day Celebration on Nov. 5. Submitted photo. Spring Hill honored veterans from all wars with their annual Veteran’s Day celebration on Nov. 5. The program is sponsored by American Legion Cole Smith Post 350, the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 350, and the Spring Hill Historical Society. Continue Reading

GEHS Veterans program highlights local service members

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com When Carley Lintz awoke on the morning of Oct. 12, 2006 at 3 a.m. to the sound of her sobbing mother, she knew life had changed forever, her step-father, Rodney Price, was wounded in Mosul, Iraq while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. “I knew no good news comes at 3 a.m.,” Lintz Continue Reading

OPINION: Veterans Day dedicated to those who sacrifice for America

Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan. Guest Columnist The past few months in Kansas and across the country we witnessed campaign season in full swing. If the amount of yard signs and television commercials were any indication, in Kansas these campaigns were more intense than ever before. While elections and the campaigns that precede them are vitally important Continue Reading

Symbolism of flag recalls sacrifices for freedom

Mica Marriott mmarriott@gardnernews.com George Washington went to Episcopal Christ Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a man named John Ross. Ross and his wife, Betsy had just started their own upholstery business and were accomplished seamstresses. John and Betsy married in 1773, and two years later the war for independence erupted. John Ross was a member Continue Reading

Veterans Day events scheduled for Thursday

• Gardner Edgerton High School will honor local veterans and their families with a video presentation that includes photos of alumni veterans of the school. A reception will follow. The public is invited. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 11 at GEHS. • The Johnson County government will sponsor its annual Veterans Day Continue Reading

Community commemorates local veterans

Amy Cunningham acunningham@gardnernews.com More than 200 area residents came together at the Spring Hill Civic Center Gymnasium on Saturday to honor veterans at the community’s annual Veterans Day Celebration. The event, now in its fifth year, was hosted by American Legion Post 350, the Ladies Auxiliary Post 350 and the Spring Hill Historical Society. Attendees Continue Reading