Founding City of Veterans Day Hosts Parade

Posted on Sep 11, 2018

Founding City of Veterans Day Hosts Parade
One Event in Multi-Day Celebration

EMPORIA, Kansas, September 6, 2018 – – The official founding city of Veterans Day, Emporia, Kansas, will host a Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, November 10, at 9:30 am. Parade line-up starts at 8:15 am in the area of 4th Avenue and Commercial Street. Floats will proceed up Commercial Street from 4th Avenue to 12th Avenue.

The American Legion Post 5 is organizing this year’s Parade and those interested in participating can obtain an entry form at the American Legion, 2921 W 12th Ave.; the VFW Post 1980, 932 Graphic Arts Road; or the Emporia Chamber & Visitors Bureau, 719 Commercial Street. Completed forms must be submitted to the American Legion. Entry forms can also be completed and submitted online at VisitEmporia.

The parade is one of many events during a multi-day celebration that Emporia hosts each year during the All Veterans Tribute honoring all veterans of all wars and conflicts. In 1953 Veterans Day was organized and celebrated in Emporia, Kansas; one year prior to the first nationwide observance on November 11, 1954. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill proclaiming November 11 as Veterans Day after Kansas Congressman Ed Rees, from Emporia, proposed the bill in Congress at the request of Emporian Alvin J. King to change Armistice Day to Veterans Day. Read more about the history of Veterans Day. See the All Veterans Tribute Schedule of Events.


The Emporia Convention & Visitors Bureau is a destination marketing organization that promotes Emporia to potential visitors and meeting planners and serves as the visitor information center for Emporia with additional print information about the surrounding area and the State of Kansas. Press Contact Kelly Mayer (620) 342-1600 [email protected]