This Friday, Nov. 11, Johnson County will sponsor its 30th Annual Veterans Day observance.
When: Friday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m.
Where: Veterans Memorial Park, 1025 S. Harrison, Olathe, KS 66061
This year's observance is designed to honor veterans of all wars along with local Gold Star families. Featured speakers include Ed Eilert, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners; Colonel Peter Jaramillo, State Chaplain, Kansas National Guard; Debbie Austin, Gold Star Mother and President of Northeast Kansas Gold Star Mothers Chapter; and Olathe Mayor Michael Copeland. Musical selections from Olathe Northwest High School band, Central Elementary and the Southside Singers of Olathe South High School are planned.
Wreaths commemorating the service of veterans throughout the U.S. wars of past centery will be presented. In addition, the ground breaking for a Gold Star memorial at Olathe Veterans Memorial Park will take place.
Please join us as we honor our local veterans and Gold Star families this year.
Public parking will be available at the Dennis Avenue Shops, located west of the Veterans Memorial Park at Chestnut Street and Dennis Avenue, and at the American Legion Post, 410 East Dennis Avenue, located east of the park. Handicapped parking will be provided at Veterans Memorial Park.