Honoring Kansas Fallen Heroes

By: Jordan Shefte Email
By: Jordan Shefte Email

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Friday, August 10, 2012

Military members put their lives on the line to protect our country. Some end up making the ultimate sacrifice.

For the next week, one American Legion here in Wichita is recognizing those fallen soldiers.

American Legion Post 4 is currently displaying a traveling wall called Kansas Fallen Heroes.

More than seventy faces and names on the wall are Kansans that have died since 9/11 in the War on Terror.

On Sunday, there will be a memorial service remembering those who lost their lives while serving.

The short service begins at two, and is only expected to last an hour.

Military members will be in attendance, as well as a few Goldstar mothers. A Goldstar mother is a mother who lost a son or daughter in the war.

The Post 4 commander expects the ceremony to be very emotional.

"For the next two weeks we have remember our fallen, these are the ones that paid the real price, not degrading any of our other service men, it's just that these are the ones that we're honoring this weekend," said Commander Paul E. McPhillips.

If you would like to attend the service this Sunday, the address of the American Legion Post Four is 801 N. Water St., in downtown Wichita.

If you can't make it this weekend, don't worry, the wall will be on display and open to the public every day next week, including today, from noon to seven.

The exhibit will be available until August 19th.

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