For The Record
Hesston will remember its’ veterans with the 26th Memorial Service in the Hesston
Cemetery at 11 a.m., Monday, May 30. The Master of Ceremony will be Michelle Pfautz, a member of the Hesston Veteran’s Memorial Committee.
The Memorial Address will be given by Deputy Robert Guest and Chief Mark Willis. Deputy Guest has been on the Harvey County Sheriff’s Office since 2001. He has served in the Army during the invasion of Panama (Operation Just Cause) 1990, and Saudi (Operation Desert Storm) 1991.
Mark Willis is the Chief of the Newton Fire/EMS Department. He has been with them since 1985, and has obtained numerous fire and EMS certifications which helps him serve the people of Newton and Harvey County.
The flag will be posted by Ken Schwanke with the assistance of the Hesston Boy Scouts.
This year two flags will be flown in honor of Richard Knott and Vernon Dreier who were both an important part of the Hesston Veteran’s Memorial Committee.
Richard Fulk will read the names of each veteran who have fallen this past year as a floral tribute is being laid at the base of the memorial statue by the local Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.
The invocation and benediction will be led by Rev. Gary Blaine.
Delvin Wohlgemuth will lead those in attendance the singing of “God Bless America” followed by Mike Dreier playing “Taps” with a silent echo in memory of his Dad. This will conclude the service.
Members of the Memorial Day committee are Robert and Chris Carlton, Dick and Karen Fulk, Dennis and Jeannine Hoheisel, Neil McChesney, Michelle nad Kent Pfautz, Ken and Jody Schwanke, Donald Typer, and Max Unruh.
Please bring lawn chairs for your comfort, because the seating is limited.
In case of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Hesston City Shop.
If you have any questions, please call Jeannine Hoheisel at 620-327-2020.