The first ever Veterans Day Celebration is this weekend with lots of activities planned at various venues throughout the City of Fort Scott. This weekend is to celebrate all veterans and active duty personnel.
The celebration begins Friday night from 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm with a “Reception in Honor of Company ‘G’” at The Boiler Room Brewhaus, 10 South National Ave., Fort Scott. At the come and go reception, each veteran and their spouse will receive their first drink, and finger foods, for free. The reception is made possible by a donation from Peerless Products.
Saturday, a Veterans Day Program will be held at Memorial Hall, 1 East 3rd Street, beginning at 10:00 am. This program will feature special music from the Fort Scott High School Orchestra and a keynote address from the Commander of the American Legion, Department of Kansas, Dan Wiley.
At noon Saturday, a hospitality room will be open for veterans at the VFW, Olson – Frary – Burkhart Post 1165.
The Veterans Day Parade begins at 5:00 pm Saturday evening, following the normal parade route through downtown Fort Scott. Line-up will be along Main Street from 6th Street south to Fort Scott High School. Live Local BB is the sponsor of this year’s parade.
At 7:00 pm Saturday night, The “Friends” of Fort Scott National Historic Site will hold the 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Sunday morning at 9:00 am, Community Christian Church, 1919 South Horton Street, will welcome veterans for Church Services. Followed at 11:00 am Sunday morning with special services at US National Cemetery #1. 12th District Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson will deliver the keynote. Services are under the direction of the local VFW.
The Celebration will conclude with a free will donation lunch at the VFW.
All these events, except for the VFW lunch, are free to all veterans.
For more information contact the Fort Scott Convention & Visitors Bureau at 620.670.2750 or online at visitfortscott.com.