The Sedalia Area Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee sponsored the 26th annual Memorial Wreath-Laying Ceremony honoring 2nd Lt. George A. Whiteman on May 17 at Memorial Park Cemetery in Sedalia.
Guest speaker for the event, which including a wreath placed at the grave of Whiteman by family members, was Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler, Fourth District. VFW Post 2591 provided a 21-gun salute, followed by the playing of Taps by Derrick Weller of Smith-Cotton. S-C JROTC posted the colors and also sang the National Anthem for the occasion.
Dave Rouchka was the emcee for the event, while Deacon Rev. Jerry Connery of Sacred Heart provided the invocation. There was no flyover this year. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia Weekly Observer.