1st Vice Commander Roy Dixon from the American Legion Post 9 in Garden City shared the following remarks during Saturday's Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Kansas Veteran's Cemetery at Fort Dodge:
"We could quote for you the statistics of individuals buried around the country, but all you would have is a bunch of numbers. We instead, ask you to take a moment and visit a gravesite. Write down the information on the person placed there and when you return home, research their name on the Internet and find out all you can about
this person. You will find they were real Americans with families, mothers and fathers, sons and daughters, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles. They were and are more than just a statistic."