Wichita-area Veterans Day events
Veterans Breakfast at 7:15 a.m. at Presbyterian Manor; Veterans Day Parade, 9:30 a.m., Commercial Street in downtown Emporia; Memorial Service, 11 a.m., Veterans Memorial Park; ham and bean feed, noon at American Legion and VFW. Donations are encouraged and appreciated. Veterans Recognition and USO Show, 7 p.m. Emporia State University Albert Taylor Hall. Tickets are free and available at the Chamber and Visitors Bureau, 719 Commercial St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
11 a.m., Keever-Wire Post 6957 will host an observance at Haysville City Building lawn. Following the program, there will be a dinner at the Post, 7504 S. Broadway. For more information, call Clarence Deaver at 316-522-1113.
John Moore of Gallup, N.M., has carved a replica of the Father Emil Kapaun Crucifix and has walked with it on his back from Santa Fe to Pilsen, Kapaun's hometown.
Kapaun served as a chaplain in the U.S. Army and was a prisoner of war during the Korean War. He died in captivity.
11 a.m. Mass at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, program following and a presentation of wreaths at the base of the Kapaun statue. There will be a meal served by the St. Anne's Altar Society in the church dining room.
The Air Capital Detachment of the Marine Corps League will hold Veterans Day ceremonies at Veterans Memorial Park, Central and Greenway in Wichita. The program will begin at 11 a.m.
Wichita-area Applebee's restaurants are offering a Veterans Day menu and inviting veterans and active-duty troops to their restaurants for a free meal on Veterans Day.
Wichita-area Applebee's will open at 10 a.m. Guests will need to provide proof of service. Offer is valid for dine-in only.
For more information, call your neighborhood Applebee's or visit www.applebees.com.
All veterans and the general public are invited to the dedication of the World War II memorial from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, Central and Greenway.
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