Kansans pay tribute to fallen heroes


Kansans swarmed Resthaven Cemetery for the 60th anniversary of remembering our veterans. 

“Freedom isn’t free, it was paid for by those that fight for our country,” said one speaker. 

The entire 120 acres of Resthaven was lined with American Flags Monday, and those that stood by them beamed with pride. 

“It’s important to honor all the veterans that paid the ultimate price to give us the freedom,” said veteran, James Epton. “It’s just a small way that I can say thank you and honor their memory.”

Epton was joined by hundreds of people at the ceremony, including the wives of our fallen heroes, that have been left behind.

“It’s impressive every year,” said Judy Cross. “This is a picture of my husband he fought in Korea during the Pueblo incident in 1968. 

Cross says coming to Resthaven’s memorial every year gives her something to look forward to. Also I’m regular attendance is Veterans Motorcycle Club.

“We have a traditional bike club with all veterans,” said Jacob Smith. “We come every year and enjoy being here.”

Mayor Jeff Longwell and Representative Ron Estes were also in attendance for the event. 

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