Swan Lake Memorial Cemetery in Grain Valley will hold a Memorial Day Ceremony Monday with  a band, guest speakers and of course veteran’s to be honored along with those fallen. Click to hear KMZU’s Sarah Scott talk with Ret. Colonel Don Ballard:

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Press release from Swan Lake Memorial Cemetery

 Remember our fallen veterans at Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery

(Located just north off of Pink Hill Road, on Slaughter Rd, between Grain Valley Rd And Adams Dairy Parkway)

30000 Valor Drive Grain Valley Mo 64029

Memorial Day May 27, 2013

Memorial Day ceremony begins at noon

Meet the Medal Of Honor recipient Colonel Don Ballard

Free lunch

Civil war re en-actors on hand to provide education on the day in the life of a civil war soldier

Spirit Of Independence Band

Guest speakers and other activities

All vendors invited

Vendors receive spaces for a donation of any amount (Vendors must supply their own table and equipment)

?Forgotten Veterans Program?

The Forgotten Veterans Program is hosted by the National Combat Medical Memorial and Youth Education Center which is a 501c3 located at 30000 Valor Drove Grain Valley, Mo 64029. Swan Lake Memorial Park Cemetery grounds have been selected as the host site for the memorial. The program provides funds for the less fortunate veterans, some veterans may qualify for funds that will take care of a portion of their funeral and cemetery needs. Most do not qualify for any Veteran Administration benefits. Indigent veteran families are often left being forced to cremate and receive no funeral service. All of our veterans deserve a dignified funeral service as they leave us for their final duty station guarding the gates of heaven. The Forgotten Veteran Program also provides for reservists, national guardsmen and others who have served but do not receive any military benefits for funeral or burial. The combat medical memorial ground breaking has not been scheduled. All of the funds collected toward the memorial has been used to help forgotten veterans to get the dignified funeral they deserve.

For more information contact Virginia at 816-463-4030 or 816-509-2510.