Mid-Continent Public Library will host its 2019 Veterans Salute on Saturday, September 28, at its Midwest Genealogy Center (3440 S. Lee’s Summit Road, Independence, MO 64055). The annual event, which pays tribute to the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans, will kick off at 10:00 a.m. with a special veteran pinning ceremony, followed by an address from keynote speaker Vincent Morales from Veterans Community Project, a local organization that builds tiny homes for homeless veterans.
At the end of the opening ceremony, the Library will cut a ribbon to mark the completion of the Midwest Genealogy Center’s new 400-seat Community Hall, which was recently constructed and will be used throughout the day for displays of military artifacts as well as veterans’ resources and services. In addition to the exhibits, Veterans Salute attendees can tour one of the VCP tiny homes, see military re-enactors, watch a performance by the Buffalo Soldiers, and enjoy a free tailgate lunch from Hy-Vee while supplies last.
“This year’s Veterans Salute is an exceptionally special occasion,” said Steven V. Potter, MCPL Director and CEO. “Not only will we honor the heroic men and women who defend our nation, but we also have the opportunity to celebrate a terrific new resource for our community. We hope residents from across the metro will join us for this daylong celebration!”
For more information about the 2019 Veterans Salute, including the full schedule of events, visit mymcpl.org/Veterans-Salute.
-MCPL Marketing & Communications