Topeka High School will have flag raising ceremony at 7:00 a.m., Friday, November 9th to honor the alumni who lost their lives in World War I. For more information, here is the post from the THS Historical Society Facebook page:
“November 11, 1918 marked the end of fighting in World War I and the beginning of the Armistice. From that date we now have Veteran’s Day. Eight Topeka High graduates died in WW I. The names of 7 men are remembered on a boulder outside the THS auditorium entrance. Topeka High will have a flag raising ceremony on Friday, November 9th, at 7 am, to honor our graduates who lost their lives in WWI. If you are related to any of the people being honored, please contact Joan at 785-295-3200, email@example.com. Names on the THS memorial boulder are: Victor Blakely (THS 1912), William Bolinger (freshman when enlisted), Crosby Deacon (THS 1913), Robert Melton (THS 1915), Harold Olson (THS 1917), Lyman Rice (THS 1913), Kenneth Sutherland (THS 1917). Miss Faye Friedburg, (THS 1914) also gave her life, but is not included on the rock.