Kicking off All Veterans Tribute Week

Posted on Oct 31, 2017

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Veterans Day is next Saturday, November 11, and Emporia is gearing up for a week of celebration. As the Founding City of Veterans Day, honoring our service men and women is a huge part of our culture. We celebrate with a full week of events which this year includes art exhibits, a Tracy Lawrence concert, pub crawl, veteran banners on display downtown, and of course the Veterans Day Parade.

The Quilts of Valor display is already up at Emporia Public Library with other events kicking off this weekend. Come enjoy the fall weather and celebrate with us as we pay tribute to the heroes who have so bravely served our country.

All Veterans Tribute Celebration 2017  Schedule of Events

Oct. 2 – Nov. 3Quilts of Valor on DisplayEmporia Public LibraryEPL Hours
Oct. 31 – Nov. 11Veteran Artist Gallery ExhibitEmporia Arts CenterEAC Hours
Nov. 1Movie “War Horse”Emporia Public Library11:30 a.m.
Fri. Nov. 3Book Discussion – “World War I and America”Emporia Public Library10:00 a.m.
Fri. Nov. 3ESU Student Veterans Fundraiser Silent Auction & Matt Mason ConcertBourbon Cowboy7:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 4Quilts of Valor PresentationAmerican Legion11:00 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 4Female Veterans Panel DiscussionLyon County History Center2:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 4Tracy Lawrence in ConcertGranada Theatre8:00 p.m.
Sun. Nov. 5Freedom Fest – 5K Freedom Run/Walk
Family Gravel Ride & Spur Ride by Dirty Kanza Promotions – see schedule & Register online at
All Veteran’s Memorial8:00 a.m.
Sun. Nov. 5Student Essay & Poster AwardsEmporia Middle School2:00 p.m.
Mon. Nov. 6Movie “30 Seconds Over Tokyo”Lyon County History Center4:00 p.m.
Tues. Nov. 7Veteran Artist Exhibit ReceptionEmporia Arts Center4:00-6:00 p.m.
Tues. Nov 7-10“Remember the Fallen” DisplayLyon County History CenterLCHC Hours
Thurs. Nov. 9Free Veterans BreakfastEmporia Senior Center8:00 a.m.
Thurs. Nov. 9Military Roundtable – “The 35th Division in WWI”ESU MU-Preston Family Rm7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Nov. 9Emporia Community Chorus & ESU Choirs in ConcertEmporia Granada Theatre7:30 p.m.
Fri. Nov. 10All Veterans Tribute Show – “Celebrating our Hometown Heroes”Albert Taylor Hall, ESU7:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11Veterans BreakfastPresbyterian Manor7:00 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 11Banner Walk – View banners from ESU to Vets Memorial, visit with those who served our country and their families along the routeCommercial Street8:30-11:30 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 11Veterans Day ParadeDowntown9:30 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 11 Memorial ServiceAll Veterans Memorial11:00 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 11Ham & Bean FeedAmerican Legion & VFWNoon
Sat. Nov. 11ESU Football vs. Washburn
Veteran Appreciation Day
Welch Stadium2:00 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 11Craft & Trade ShowFlinthills Mall9:00 a.m.
Sat. Nov. 111st Annual Veterans Honor Crawl
Live music at VFW & Bourbon Cowboy
6:30 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 13-30Winning Veteran Artists DisplayESB Financial – Plaza Branch


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