A plaque honoring people killed in World War II and the Korean War is once again on display at Leavenworth City Hall.

A plaque honoring people killed in World War II and the Korean War is once again on display at Leavenworth City Hall.

"It's a privilege and honor to have the plaque here," Mayor Laura Janas Gasbarre said.

Her remarks came during an unveiling ceremony for the plaque Tuesday evening.

The plaque lists the names of people from Leavenworth County who were killed in the two wars. More than 100 names appear on the plaque.

Mayor Pro-Tem Mark Preisinger said Tuesday's ceremony was a tribute to all veterans.

The memorial plaque previously was displayed at the west entrance to City Hall. But it was removed in 2004 as the building underwent a multi-year renovation project.

At the time, city officials contacted the county government about the possibility of the plaque being moved to the Leavenworth County Courthouse.

The Courthouse also was undergoing renovations at the time and there never was a determination regarding where to put the plaque.

The plaque ended up being placed in storage in the basement of City Hall.

Earlier this year, the city received requests to donate the plaque to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post. City commissioners voted in April to place the plaque back on display at City Hall.

City officials also had the plaque cleaned.

Tuesday's ceremony also featured cadets from the Junior ROTC program at Leavenworth High School who posted the American and Kansas flags while dressed in period military uniforms.

Lynn Rolf III, the Kansas VFW state commander, also spoke during the ceremony.

He encouraged people to select names from the plaque and research them. He suggested the possibility of reaching out to families of the fallen.

"We can never forget our greatest generation," he said.

Rolf said he believes the current generation of veterans will live up to the World War II generation.

"They didn't have to do what they're doing now," he said.