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2018 Veterans Day Celebration

231 E. Wall Street Fort Scott KS 66701

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Honoring our Veterans since 1842…..

The 1st Annual Veterans Day Celebration takes place November 9th, 10th, & 11th at various venues throughout Fort Scott. Any Veteran is invited to attend as many events as possible!

Friday, November 9th

5pm – 8pm: Opening Reception “In Honor of Company ‘G'” @ Boiler Room Brewhaus, presented by Peerless Products. Finger foods and your first drink of the evening are free. All veterans that register will also receive a free goody bag with a special gift and information.


Saturday, November 10th

10am: Special Veterans Day Program @ Fort Scott’s Memorial Hall – speakers include 12th District Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson, Gold Star Mother Jennifer Jackman, Carl Jowers of Thomas-Harkey Post 25 American Legion, and Commander of the American Legion Department of Kansas Dan Wiley. Special music will be provided by the Fort Scott High School Orchestra.

Noon – 4pm: Hospitality Room @ VFW Post 1165 Olson-Frary-Burkhart

2pm: Performance of “Bright Star” @ Fort Scott High School. Adults $7  Kids $5. Veterans will be recognized during the performance.

5pm: Live Local Bourbon County presents the Veterans Day Parade through Downtown Fort Scott. TFO will provide trailers and rides for all veterans who can not, or do not want to, walk the parade route. Live Local BB will be serving up a hot dog meal beginning at 3:30pm at the pavilion downtown! Staging area is located at Fort Scott High School, 1005 S. Main, Fort Scott, KS.

7pm: 1800’s Remembrance Grand Ball @ Fort Scott’s Memorial Hall, presented by The “Friends” of Fort Scott National Historic Site.


Sunday, November 11th

9am: Church Services @ Community Christian Church

11am: Services @ US National Cemetery #1 with 12th District Kansas Senator Caryn Tyson. Organized by VFW Post 1165 Olson-Frary-Burkhart

Noon: Lunch @ VFW Post 1165 Olson-Frary-Burkhart for Free Will Donation.

While in Fort Scott for the Veterans Day Celebration, don’t forget to purchase your “Buddy” Poppy and “Wear it proudly.”

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