The Kansas National Guard’s Maj. Chris Broadrick will speak at the Veterans Day event here Saturday. His presentation will occur in front of the Veteran Memorial Wall on the south Allen County courthouse lawn at 11 a.m.
The noon parade will be preceded by a free bean feed, arranged by Iola Elks.
Soldiers from Headquarters and Forward Support companies, 891st Engineer Battalion, Iola, will participate in the parade. They will carry a huge U.S. flag and drive military vehicles.
Individuals or groups who want to be in the parade may contact Tom Nevans, 620-380-1381, Connie Prock, 620-365-0199. Lineup for the parade will start at 11:30 a.m.
Veterans Day, which began as Armistice Day, officially is Nov. 11 each year, the day that World War I ended. Since World War II, veterans form all U.S. wars have been recognized. The local celebration is moved to a Saturday to accommodate more people.
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