January 27, 2011 –
MAYETTA: We-Ta-Se American Legion Post #410 will participate in Kansas Day at the Capitol tomorrow beginning at 10 a.m. The ceremony is part of events planned for the year-long Kansas Sesquicentennial commemoration and will be broadcast live on Kansas public broadcasting stations. The event is open to the public and will be held on the south side of the Capitol steps.
The event will kick off at 9:45 a.m. with the 35th Infantry Division Band performing that will be followed by a flyover of a KC-135 from the Kansas Air National Guard. Next, We-Ta-Se honor guard is scheduled to post colors that will be followed by the singing of the national anthem, speeches by Governor Brownback and other Kansas legislators, and the reading of a Kansas Day poem by Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas’ Poet Laureate. In conclusion, the state song Home on the Range will be sung.
The Kansas Sesquicentennial Commemoration officially begins on Saturday, Kansas Day, January 29. Festivals, concerts, theatrical performances, quilt shows, and more will be taking place across Kansas the entire year as Kansans recognize this 150th year of statehood.