“Eisenhower Day Committee Chairman John Meyeres leads attendees in a salute to colors at the 2017 Eisenhower Pilgrimage.”
The Kansas American Legion’s 38th annual Eisenhower Pilgrimage will be held in Abilene, Kansas on Saturday, October 13, 2018.American Legion Riders Post #240 will provide a rifle salute for the ceremony. The event will be held at the Eisenhower Museum and Library in front of General Eisenhower’s statue.
The American Legion Eisenhower Pilgrimage programs are organized by Eisenhower Day Committee Chairman John Meyeres. Meyeres is assisted by committee members Jim Arwine and Paul Sanford. The committee plans to have the activities begin at approximately 10:00 a.m. with Captain Kyle Higgins from the U.S.S. Eisenhower laying the wreath for the Presidential wreath ceremony. The formal program will start immediately following the wreath laying ceremony. Meyeres said that Naval Captain Mark Oberly will be the featured speaker. Captain Oberly is a native of Dodge City.
Immediately following the Eisenhower Pilgrimage, a vice commander homecoming luncheon will be held at the Greyhound Hall of Fame. American Legion Department Vice Commander Chuck Shoemaker, Department Auxiliary Vice President Paula Sellens, and S.A.L Detachment Vice Commander Tom Wallsmith will be honored. The cost for the luncheon is $12.50 per person, children ten and under $8.00.Reservation details can be found at the Kansas American Legion website.