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REMEMBER the Fallen. . . HONOR those who Serve. . . TEACH our children the value of Freedom.

Welcome to the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the US Army (KS0034P)'s Wreaths Across America Page. 

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM, Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the US Army (KS0034P) will be helping Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery to Remember and Honor our veterans by laying Remembrance wreaths on the graves of our country's fallen heroes.

Please help us honor and remember as many fallen heroes as possible by sponsoring remembrance wreaths, volunteering on Wreaths Day, or inviting your family and friends to attend with you.

Thank you so much for supporting the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the Association of the US Army (KS0034P) and Wreaths Across America!

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Click here if you would like to participate in the wreath laying ceremony on Wreaths Day at the cemetery.

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In Memoriam
by Kate Sobczak for Richard Torretto, Army, Honored by Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery

LTC Richard "Rick" James Torretto US Army (Ret). Proud husband, father and solider. With nearly 27 years of uniformed service, Rick had a distinguished career. Beginning in Korea, Rick’s quickly demonstrated his leadership abilities and was subsequently selected to serve as the aide to Major General George Carver, the 7th Infantry Division Artillery Commander. He was then assigned to Ft. Bliss, where successfully commanded an ADA company. While there, Rick met the love of his life, who just so happened to be the Deputy Commanding General’s daughter, Ms. Penny Powers. They married three months later. In 1964 they moved to Canada, where Rick served as the U.S. Army Representative to the Canadian Army. In 1966, Rick served in Viet Nam as a Field Artillery Battalion Operations Officer, and was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Palm, by the South Vietnamese government. He then went to the Pentagon, where he served as the Protocol Officer for the Chief of Staff of the Army, GEN Westmoreland, and was responsible for all Medal of Honor ceremonies during President Nixon’s presidency. In 1972, he earned his first Master’s Degree from American University in Public Relations and was subsequently promoted early to Lieutenant Colonel before taking command of 2nd Battalion, 75th Field Artillery Regiment in Germany. After command, he was assigned to NATO’s Central Army Group in Mannheim, Germany, where he and Penny have fond memories of attending galas at Heidelberg Castle with wonderful couples from Allied nations. In 1982, Rick and his family moved to San Antonio, where he served as the PMS of St. Mary’s University. Astutely identifying the untapped leadership potential of students attending Hispanic Serving Institutions, Rick made it his mission to transition the UTSA Army ROTC program from an extension of St. Mary’s to an autonomous host institution. Within a year, UTSA became such, with Rick serving as its first PMS. Rick proved to be a profound educator, c
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In Honor Of
by Jim F.
The ceremony at Ft Riley was professionally presented. Thank you, team members of Wreathes Across America.

Ceremony Details

Location Information

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (KSFLNC)
Walmart Dist Center
3220 Nevada Terrace
Ottawa, KS 66067
Click here for the Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery Page

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Saturday, December 14, 2019
11:00 AM

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Directions to Cemetery

Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery is located on the active duty Army base of Fort Leavenworth, KS. 395 Biddle Blvd. Ft. Leavenworth, KS 66027. Upon entering Fort Leavenworth at the main gate please have a valid photo I.D. available to anyone 16 years or older. Show gate at gate and proceed up to cemetery. Please park in the Frontier Conference Center parking lot directly across the street from the cemetery. If that parking  lot is full please proceed to Munson Army Health Center, corner of Biddle Blvd. and Pope Aven.

Parking Instructions

Please park at the frontier Conference Center parking lot with over flow in Munson Health Center parking lot.

Ceremony and Volunteer Information

We are happy that you are willing to help with our Wreath Across America ceremony at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery . Please do not forget to register to volunteer! That way you will get all updates about the cemetery itself.

Here are some things to remember about the ceremony:

  • Everyone of all ages and backgrounds is welcome.
  • Ceremonies around the world will be starting at the same moment, so please be on time.
  • Please help ensure that all participants get the opportunity to place a wreath.
  • Please follow the location coordinators instructions on where to place wreaths, as well as "how" they should be placed.
  • We especially appreciate volunteers willing to help clean-up. Please check in with the location coordinator if you are interested in helping with the clean-up.

The most important thing to remember is to have a wonderful experience participating in the ceremony and thank you so much for help Wreaths achieve our mission to remember, honor and teach.

Our Locations

Welcome to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery (KSFLNC) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2019. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers....

Welcome to Leavenworth National Cemetery (KSLNCL) and thank you deeply for helping us with our goal to honor as many veterans as possible on Wreaths Across America Day, Saturday, December 14, 2019. Please click "View" to learn more about our effort or to volunteer to help or click "Sponsor" to purchase wreaths that will be laid on the graves of our fallen heroes by our loyal volunteers. Note that we are the National Cemetery located by the VA....

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