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National Medal of Honor Day Ceremony: This page displays the National Medal of Honor Day Ceremony held on Friday, 25 March 2011. This day honors the 3,454 men and women whose service and sacrifices were recognized with the nationís highest medal, the Medal of Honor. Awarded since the Civil War, there are 34 deceased recipients buried in the greater Kansas City area.

The Sons of Union Veterans, Westport Camp #64, along with other local heredity groups conducted a recognition ceremony for a Civil War medal recipient buried at Kansas Cityís Union Cemetery. Private Nathaniel Gwynne, Company H, 13th Ohio Cavalry received the Medal of Honor in 1865 for heroism and injuries when he rode across the battlefield to rescue the flag from Confederate troops. This was during the Battle of the Crater at Petersburg, Virginia on 30 July 1864 when Private Gwynne was only 15 years old.

The ceremony to honor Private Nathaniel Gwynne was held at 5:00 pm, Friday, 25 March 2011 at his gravesite near the cemetery entrance. Union Cemetery is located at 2815 Walnut Street, Kansas City, Missouri.

2011 Memorial Day Ceremony: This page displays the Memorial Day Ceremony held at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, MO. Afterwards, a three round volley sulate was fired at Union Cemetery, Kansas City, MO.

2011 Grave Marker Dedication Ceremony: This page displays the Grave Marker Dedication for Private William Conger Todd, located at Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence, MO, on Memorial Day, Monday, 30 May 2011.

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