JoCo Honors Vets

Green wreaths with red, white and blue ribbons

Johnson County’s 2023 Veterans Day Observance took place Friday, Nov. 10, 2023 at the Lenexa National Guard Armory. The event honored all veterans from all Armed Forces for their military service.

2023 Event Program

Mike Kelly, chair of the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners, emceed the program. The program included:

  • Patriotic music by the Olathe Northwest High School band and special songs by the Mill Creek Elementary School choir in Lenexa.
  • Presentation of colors and placement of memorial wreaths by local veteran organizations.
  • Playing of “Taps” and a traditional rifle salute.

View the print program for the event.

About the Featured Speaker

Brigadier General Anthony Mohatt

Brigadier General Anthony Mohatt was the featured speaker at the 2023 Veterans Day Observance.

A veteran of the Iraq War, he has served as commander of the Kansas Army National Guard and assistant adjutant general (Army) since 2016 in a military career spanning 33 years.

A 1990 graduate from the Officer Candidate School at the Kansas Military Academy, Brigadier General Mohatt has held command positions in the 35th Infantry Division, 69th Troop Command, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion and 137th Infantry Regiment, among others.

2023 Event Livestream

2023 Event Recap

2023 Event Photo Gallery

Veterans Day Observance 2023

Saluting Staff Veterans

We salute our Johnson County Government employees who have served our country.

Veterans Day 2023