Symbols of Sacrifice

Field of Honor with 1840s guard on patrol.
Field of Honor with 1840s guard on patrol

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Fort Scott National Historic Site is pleased to present Symbols of Sacrifice Memorial Day weekend, Friday through Monday, honoring the sacrifice of Americans throughout our nation's history. The main focus of the event will be a Field of Honor on the historic Fort Parade Ground, where US flags fly for service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep this county free. The purpose is to remember the fallen, their sacrifice, and their humanity, not to glorify war.

The Field of Honor will remain open during daylight hours Memorial Day Weekend from Friday through Monday.

Fort Scott National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park Service. The park grounds, walkways, and parking lot are open from ½ hour before sunrise until ½ hour after sunset. For Visitor Center and Building openings, please see Visitor Centers hours on our Operating Hours & Seasons page. There is no admission fee.

For additional event information about events, please go to our calendar page.

Flags at sunrise.
Field of Honor at Sunrise

NPS Photo


Last updated: May 15, 2024

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PO Box 918
Fort Scott, KS 66701


620 223-0310

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