Local Veterans will be honored in Johnson County during a special ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020.
The county’s annual celebration, dating back to 1987, has traditionally taken place on the 11th hour of the 11th day in the 11th month.
Each year, Johnson County’s annual Veterans Day observance salutes a specific group of Veterans. This year’s celebration includes a special tribute for local World War II veterans and Holocaust survivors. This recognition ties in with the 75th anniversary of the end to the war and the Holocaust.
Leading up to the event, the county is featuring brief profiles of more than local 60 living Johnson County WWII Veterans on its social media platforms (@jocogov) and online.
The Veterans Day celebration includes:
- Speeches honoring Veterans
- Posting of colors by the Johnson County Sheriff’s Honor Guard
- Patriotic singing and musical performances
- A message from Kansas Senator Pat Roberts
- Commentary from Holocaust survivor Judy Jacobs
- Wreath presentations by local veteran organizations
- Playing of “Taps” and a rifle salute
Many Kansas City businesses and restaurants are honoring Veterans and active military members with special discounts and free offers. There’s a full list at our post Kansas City Veterans Day Discounts, Freebies and Events.