Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 9-11

Veterans Day Celebration

The first-ever Veterans Day Celebration in Fort Scott will be held November 9, 10, & 11 at various venues throughout the city.

The celebration begins on Friday night, November 9th at 5 pm with a reception for veterans at the Boiler Room Brewhaus. The reception is made possible by a generous donation from Peerless Products.

Saturday, November 10th, a special Veterans Day Program will begin at 10 am at Fort Scott Memorial Hall.

Special guests will include Gold Star Mother, Jennifer Jackman, Vice Commander of the American Legion Department of Kansas, Chuck Shoemaker, Commander of the American Legion Department of Kansas, Dan Wiley, and Kansas Senator from the 12th District, Caryn Tyson.

Other events on Saturday include a hospitality room for veterans from Noon – 4 pm at the VFW, special recognition of veterans at the high school musical at 2 pm, the Veterans Day Parade through downtown Fort Scott at 5 pm, and the 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball begins at 7 pm at Memorial Hall.

Sunday, November 11th, activities begin at 9 am with church services at Community Christian Church, the annual Veterans Day Service at US National Cemetery Number One begins at 11 am, and the celebration concludes with a free will donation lunch at the VFW.

All the events, with the exception of the VFW lunch, are free to all veterans and active duty personnel. For more information, contact the Fort Scott Convention & Visitors Bureau at 620.670.2750 or online at


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