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Wreaths Across America - Maple Grove December 18th

December 28, 2021 4:59 AM | Gary Clark (Administrator)

In Maple Grove Cemetery on December 18th, the Wichita Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War conducted the ceremonies of placing wreaths on veterans' grave. It is noteworthy that the first ceremonial wreath was placed on a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War.

Local Boy Scout Troops presented the colors. The ceremony was conducted at the Civil War memorial. The Pavilion was a gift from the Woman's Relief Corp in 1900.

Upon reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, led by the Sergeant of Arms, the SUVCW saluted the veterans with a 3-volley rifle salute.

If you haven't seen or explored this memorial, it is well worth the visit. It is easy to find, somewhat in the center of the cemetery. Look for the Pavilion.

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