Two local veterans cemeteries will once again host ceremonies on Memorial Day.

Two local veterans cemeteries will once again host ceremonies on Memorial Day.

The first ceremony will take place at 9 a.m. Monday at the Leavenworth National Cemetery, located at 150 Muncie Road near the Eisenhower VA Medical Center, according to a flier for the event.

A shuttle bus service will transport visitors from a parking area near the main flag pole on the Eisenhower VA Medical Center campus to the event site at the cemetery.

Buses will depart from the VA campus every 15 minutes beginning at 8 a.m. Buses will return visitors to the area of the flag pole after the ceremony.

The second ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery, located at 395 Biddle Boulevard on the Army installation.

People who will be traveling onto the Army post for the ceremony will not be required to stop at the Fort Leavenworth Visitor Center, according to fort spokesman George Marcec.

Visitors who do not have an identification card issued by the Department of Defense will still be able to enter through the fort's main gate between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday. Drivers must have valid licenses, vehicle registration and proof of insurance. And all passengers who are 16-older must have driver’s license or other forms of government photo identification, according to information on the Fort Leavenworth garrison website.

Visitors should expect delays as they enter the fort because security checks and random vehicle inspections will be conducted.

Ahead of the Memorial Day ceremonies, the 35th Infantry Division Band will be giving a free concert featuring patriotic music.

The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at Leavenworth High School, 2012 10th Ave., according to a flier for the event.

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