Veterans Day Celebrations in Wichita


Plenty of events are taking place throughout KAKEland for Veterans Day.

There will be a flag raising ceremony at KAKE-TV Monday at 8 a.m. and another at Ascension Via Christi at 9 a.m.

A ceremony at Wichita's Memorial Park has been canceled.   Emporia's Veterans Day Parade has also been canceled due to the weather.  

Other places like the Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center and National Guard will have events all throughout the entire week. You can see some of those events below.

Remember veterans day came from the eleventh day, on the eleventh hour on the eleventh month in 1918 signifying the real end of the first world war. It was recognized as Armistice Day on November 11, 1919. It became a national holiday in 1938 and Dwight D. Eisenhower changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954 at the suggestion of an Emporia, Kansas man named Alvin King after the city hosted it's own veterans day one year before that.

This may be a day made for veterans, but it isn't the only day to thank one. Be sure to thank a veteran for their sacrifice every time you see one.

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