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The Leavenworth Times - Leavenworth, KS
  • To do this weekend: Gold Star Mothers and Family Day

  • Event highlights:

    1. VFW Post 56 and Honor and Remember of Kansas will be hosting a Gold Star Mothers and Family Day Sunday afternoon in downtown Leavenworth.
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  • Event highlights:
     
    1. VFW Post 56 and Honor and Remember of Kansas will be hosting a Gold Star Mothers and Family Day Sunday afternoon in downtown Leavenworth. The event is open to the public. Diana Pitts, a Gold Star Mother and an official with Honor and Remember of Kansas, said it is a day set aside to recognize mothers of people who were killed while serving on active duty as well as their families.
     
    2. Pitts said the day is observed all over the country each year on the last Sunday of September. This year will mark the third time such an observance has been held in Leavenworth.
     
    3. Pitts said Sunday's event will include remarks by the Fort Leavenworth garrison commander and the commander of the VFW Post 56.
     
    Why you should attend:
    "It's a day of reflection on the families' loss," Pitts said.
    She said the service members who were lost afforded Americans the freedom to do what they do.
     
    About the event:
    When: 2 p.m. Sunday
    Where: 519 Cherokee St.
    Tickets: Free
    Info: Look for the Honor and Remember of Kansas Facebook page.
     

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