Wednesday, August 28, 2013


Come Honor
our Fallen Heroes!

Saturday, September 7-15, 2013
Fort Scott, Kansas

Fort Scott National Historic Site
is pleased to partner with the
Friends of FSNHS and
community members to present
Symbols of Sacrifice
a free series
of programs that highlight the 
sacrifice of Americans throughout much of the
19th, 20th, and 21st centures.

The main focus of the event will be a
Field of Honor on the historic
FSNHS Parada Ground,
where a US flag will fly for each service member
who has died while serving in
theater supporting US military operations
during the War on Terrorism

The purpose is to remember the fallen,
their sacrifice and their humanity,
not to glorify war.



On Wednesday, September 11, FSNHS will host a memorial service beginning at 12:00 noon to remember the victims of the 9/11 attachs.    The ceremony should conclude by 12:45 pm following the playing of Taps.    The public is invited to remember that day of uncertainty where average Americans exhibited selfless, uncommon valor, then walk the Field of Honor.


On Saturday, September 14, Symbols of Sacrifice programming begins at 10:00 a.m.    Students from Fort Scott High School will provide prelude music beginning at 11:30 am. 

At noon, the Colors will be presented, followed by brief remarks of welcome and remembrance by members of government, veterans and the American Gold Star Mothers.

Taps will conclude the remembrance ceremony and visitors will again be invited to walk the Field of Honor.

Programming continues at 1 p.m. with a presentation by the American Gold Star Mothers and concludes with a stirring rendition of the Gettysburg Address and the Battle Hymn of the Republic.

For additional information
Anne Emerson
2091 145 Street, Fort Scott, Kansas
H:  620-829-5280
C:  620-249-4134

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