Kansas Day: Patriot Flag flies over Fort Scott

“Happy birthday, Kansas!”

That exclamation by local veteran Jim Scott kicked off local events celebrating Kansas’ 150th birthday and a small ceremony associated with the raising of the Patriot Flag — a 30-by-58 foot, 60-pound United States flag — on Saturday at Skubitz Plaza near the Fort Scott National Historic Site. The flag flew in front of the historic site this weekend and was part of a similar ceremony in Nevada, Mo., Monday afternoon.

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