Fort Scott’s Third Annual Veterans Day Celebration Next Week


Join us in honoring our American heroes at the Third Annual Veterans Day Celebration next week.

The celebration begins Tuesday night, November 10th from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm with a welcome reception at the Boiler Room Brewhaus at 2 S. National Ave., Fort Scott, KS. At the come and go reception, veterans and their spouses can enjoy a free hamburger meal that will be generously provided by the E3 Foundation.

Wednesday morning VFW Post 1165 will host the Veterans Day Ceremony at Bourbon County Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena at 2102 Huntington Blvd. beginning at 11:00am. In the event of inclement weather, the alternate location for the ceremony is Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St. The ceremony will be followed by a free will donation lunch at VFW Post 1165 at 1745 S National Ave.

Visit Fort Scott and the Chamber of Commerce will offer free trolley rides to veterans and their spouses on Friday with tours at 10am, 11am, 1pm, & 2pm. Free trolley tours will depart from the Visitors Center at 231 E. Wall St., and will be on a first come, first served basis.

The Veterans Day Parade begins at 3:00 pm Saturday afternoon, 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. Stewart Realty & The Fort Scott Area Chamber of Commerce are the hosts of this year’s parade.

The Fort Scott National Historic Site is open daily with winter hours from 8:30am to 4:30 pm. Guided tours of the site are available at 10am & 1pm each day.

For more information contact Visit Fort Scott at 620.223.0550 or go online to

Submitted by

Ally Turvey
Tourism/Community Development Manager

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