The 2nd Annual 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 – 7:00 pm with a welcome reception at VFW Post 1165, 1745 South National Ave., Fort Scott. 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.
Following the welcome reception, the Missourians Gospel Quartet will be performing at Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St. beginning at 7:00 pm. The concert is hosted by Fort Scott’s First Southern Baptist Church, ticket sales will benefit the construction of the Family Life Center. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children, and may be purchase at the Fort Scott Visitors Center, 231 E. Wall St., or at the door.
Saturday morning the Friends of the Fort will host dance lessons from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St.
Visit Fort Scott will offer free trolley rides to veterans and their spouses on Saturday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Free trolley tours will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours will leave on the hour, every hour, with the last tour at 1:00 pm.
The Veterans Day Parade begins at 3:00 pm Saturday, 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 Bourbon County is the sponsor of this year’s parade.
Everyone is invited to the Boiler Room Brewhaus, 2 S. National Ave. for a Parade Watch Party and Reception from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
The Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene and In His Image Photography will honor all veterans by offering a free professional portrait on Saturday afternoon following the parade, from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm. If possible veterans are asked to bring a photo of themselves during their time in the service for their portrait at the Nazarene Church, 1729 Horton St.
At 7:00 pm Saturday, The “Friends” of Fort Scott National Historic Site will hold the 1800’s Grand Ball. Doors will open at 6:00 pm.
Sunday at 9:00 am, and 10:45 am Fort Scott Church of the Nazarene, 1729 Horton Street, will welcome veterans for Church Services.
Sunday at 5:00 pm veterans are invited to a free concert by the premier Elvis impersonator at Memorial Hall, 1 E. 3rd St. Brent Giddens is ELVIS will be free for all veterans, and $1 for others.
Monday morning VFW Post 1165 will host the Veterans Day Ceremony at National Cemetery No. 1, 900 E. National Ave. beginning at 11:00 am. The ceremony will be followed by a free-will donation lunch at the VFW.
At 1:15 pm St. Mary’s Catholic School will honor our veterans and active military with prayers and patriotic songs, performed by the elementary students and staff. The event will be held at the Veterans Memorial in Skubitz Plaza.
All these events, except for the Missourians Concert, and VFW lunch are free to veterans.
The 2nd Annual Veterans Day Celebration was made possible through funding provided by the Fort Scott Area Community Foundation.
For more information contact the Fort Scott Convention & Visitors Bureau at 620.670.2750 or go online to visitfortscott.com.
Contact: Ally Turvey
Phone: (620) 670.2750