Some Veterans Day activities are planned in the area, including:
Veterans Day ceremony at Piper
Lt. Col. Jon Shafer, deputy supervisory logistics management specialist, Kansas National Guard, will be the guest speaker at a Veterans Day ceremony at Piper Elementary School early childhood center, 3198 N. 121st St., Kansas City, Kan. The ceremony begins at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 11.
Veterans Day parade in Leavenworth
Retired Maj. Gen. John Davoren, former commander of the 35th Infantry Division, and soldiers from the 35th Infantry Division will be participating in a Veterans Day parade. The parade begins at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in Leavenworth.
Veterans Day assemblies in Lees Summit
Chief Master Sgt. Von Burns, command chief of the 190th Air Refueling Wing, will be the guest speaker at two Veterans Day assemblies at Lees Summit High School, 400 SE Blue Parkway, Lees Summit, Mo. The assemblies begin at 10:35 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 11.
Veterans Day observance in Olathe
Chaplain (Col.) Peter Jaramillo, state chaplain, will be the guest speaker at the 30thannual Johnson County Veterans Day Observance being held at the Olathe Veterans Memorial Park at Harrison St. and Dennis Ave. The ceremony begins at 11 a.m. Nov. 11.
Large celebration planned at Liberty Memorial
A slate of Veterans Day weekend events are planned at the National World War I Museum and Memorial, the Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Mo.
It includes a free, public Veterans Day Ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II and Kansas City, Mo., Mayor Sly James (a former U.S. Marine) are expected to speak. Performances are planned by the Kansas City Symphony Chorus and American Legion Band of Greater Kansas City Wind Ensemble.
The keynote address is from Col. Norma J. Bradford, assistant chief of staff at the Army Reserve Affairs Combined Arms Center at Ft. Leavenworth.
Veterans and active duty military will be honored with free admission all weekend, Friday through Sunday Admission is half-price for the public.
The museum will virtually “share a poppy” through social media to honor veterans at https://www.facebook.com/theworldwar and https://twitter.com/thewwimuseum. The public is encouraged to honor those who served by sharing this universal symbol of sacrifice, remembrance and resilience.
A folk musician, John McCutcheon, will perform live at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the Liberty Memorial. Tickets are $25 for the public.
Veterans Day weekend also will include the Hesburgh lecture at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Kansas City Irish Center. The topic is “The 1916 Rising: Therapy for Ireland,” presented by Rory Rapple, Notre Dame professor of history, who will examine the context in which the rising took place and the logic behind the actions of the rebels.
More information about the World War I Museum is at www.theworldwar.org/.