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50 Plus, Johnson County Library, Plan Veterans Day Events on Nov. 10
POSTED: 10/20/2010
 
Participants can join members of the color guard as they raise the flag and honor veterans. Chris Cakes will provide pancakes and sausage. Veterans will eat free, thanks to event sponsor Mission Square. For family members and members of the public, there will be a $5 charge for breakfast. A choral presentation by the Overland Stage Chorus will start right after breakfast, and then representatives of Veterans’ Voices will give a short presentation about their organization and local poet David Harrington will give a reading of several of his poems. Perform a catalog search for the keywords "special event" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings at www.jcprd.com.

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Johnson County Library will host a Positive Aging Coalition presentation of “Minorities Who Served During WWII.” More than 1.2 million African-Americans, 350,000 Hispanic Americans, and other minorities served in uniform in WWII. During this hour-long portion of the program, veterans of different ethnic backgrounds will share their experiences.

With the exception of breakfast for non-veterans, there is no charge for this two and one-half hour program, but reservations are required and can be made by calling (913) 642-6410 by Nov. 3. Interpretive services and other accommodations for those with special needs are available and should be requested at time of registration.

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