Missouri Society Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard Photo Gallery
National Medal of Honor Day Ceremony Medal of Honor Recipient Private John H. Recksecker Forest Hills Cemetery Kansas City, Missouri Sunday, 23 March 2014
The MOSSAR Color Guard, along with other local heredity groups including the Captain Daniel Morgan Boone Chapter,Society of the War of 1812; Westport Camp #64, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War; and the Corps of Discovery Children of the American Revolution, conducted a recognition ceremony for a Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Private John H. Recksecker, buried at Forest Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri. Private John H. Recksecker, Company D, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, received the Medal of Honor on 3 February 1865 for gallantry in action on 30 November 1864, while serving with Company D, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, in action at Franklin, Tennessee. Private Ricksecker captured the flag of 16th Alabama Artillery (Confederate States of America).
National Medal of Honor Day is held on March 25th of each year. The National Medal of Honor Day was held on 23 March 2014 in Kansas City, MO. National Medal of Honor 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 ceremony to honor John H. Ricksecker was held at 2:00 pm, Sunday, 23 March 2014 at his grave site located in Forest Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri. A Proclamation signed by Kansas City Mayor Sly James, was read during a recognition ceremony for Civil War Medal of Honor recipient, Private John H. Ricksecker, buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Kansas City, Missouri.
The Photo shown above includes Dale Crandell, Westport Camp #64 Commander, the Color Guard commanded by Dirk Stapleton, Captain Daniel Morgan Boone Chapter,Society of the War of 1812. Several distinguished guests also spoke at this event including Colonel Donald Everett Ballard who is a recipient of the Medal of Honor, and Larry Dietzel, Missouri Department Commander, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. In addition, Mel Prezant, Kansas Director Bugles Across America, who played Taps.