Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
Memorial Day 2008 31 Star U.S. Flag Dedication Union Cemetery Kansas City, MO Monday, May 26, 2008
Union Cemetery originated in 1857. The new cemetery was located between Westport and the town of Kansas City and was to be used by both towns, becoming a "union" between the two. This is how Union Cemetery got its name. It is only fitting to conduct a U.S. Flag Dedication to the 31 Star U.S. Flag, since this is the flag that was the official flag during this period. The 31 Star U.S. Flag became the Official United States Flag on July 4th 1851. A star was added for the admission of the 31st State - California on September 9, 1850. This was the official flag for seven years. Three Presidents served under this flag were; Millard Fillmore (1850-1853), Franklin Pierce (1853-1857), and James Buchanan (1857-1861). Fifty-five thousand people have been buried in Union Cemetery.
The MOSSAR & KSSSAR Color Guard team participated in a Memorial Day event and 31 Star U.S. Flag Dedication located at Union Cemetery in Kansas City, MO. The MOSSAR & KSSSAR Color Guard Teams pays tribute to all veterans buried at Union Cemetery from the American Revolutionary War through the Vietnam conflict.
(L-R) Compatriot Kyle L. Kesler; Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Captain James L. Scott; Compatriot Dirk A. Stapleton, and KSSSAR Color Guard Commander Fred Kaffenberger. KSSSAR Color Guard Commander Fred Kaffenberger and Compatriot Kyle L. Kesler are from the Delaware Crossing Chapter of Kansas.