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2008 Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

This page includes the Memorial Day Ceremony held at the Liberty Memorial and a Memorial Day Ceremony held at Union Cemetery on 26 May 2008 in Kansas City, MO.

Pictured here is Jim Beckner, Westport Camp #64 member speaking during the Memorial Day ceremony held at the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO. Jim Beckner provided a tribute to the fallen soldiers of years past by reciting "Freedom Is Not Free," which has become an annual tradition for him.
Pictured here in front of the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO on 26 May 2008 is Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard Commander, John Martin (with sword). Other members from Westport Camp #64 include Bud Marks, Jim Beckner and other troops. This picture was taken after the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony held at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).
Pictured here on 26 May 2008 is Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard Commander, John Martin (with sword), Bud Marks, Jim Beckner and other troops during the Memorial Day Ceremony held at Union Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).
Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard is shown here during the 26 May 2008 Memorial Day Ceremony located at Union Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).
The Honor Guard pays tribute to fallen service members with a two round volley during the Memorial Day Ceremony at Union Cemetery on 26 May 2008. Pictured here is Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard Commander, John Martin (with sword). Bud Marks and Jim Beckner from Westport Camp #64 and other troops are also shown here. This ceremony has become an annual tradition for Westport Camp #64. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).
Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard Chaplain, Richard Carter, participated at the Memorial Day Ceremony on 26 May 2008 located at Union Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).
Westport Camp #64 Honor Guard Commander, John Martin at the Memorial Day Ceremony at Union Cemetery on 26 May 2008. (Picture taken by: Brian Smarker, Westport Camp #64 Commander).

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