A day to remember, and honor those who have fought and died for us.
On Monday, November 11th, Topeka’s downtown will be turned into a line of honor, to remember those who have served on this Veterans Day.
“We’re using the same route as the St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Melissa Jarboe with the Military Veterans Project, which coordinated the event. “The Veteran’s Day Parade will be the first event that we’ve had in the capital city of Kansas and we decided to bring that to the capital city to honor our veterans and show support and get community participation involved.”
Jarboe says that more than 1,500 individuals will be walking in the parade.
While not everyone will be able to attend the Topeka Veterans Day Parade, WIBW Radio invites Northeast Kansans to watch a live stream.
WIBW Radio Program Director Keith Montgomery says, “We can’t think of a better way to pay tribute to Veterans and their families for all their sacrifice, then offering the opportunity for all citizens to watch it live.”
“And, since many may still be working or unable to attend, it’s a service we are proud to provide.”
Your host for this year’s parade will be 94.5 Country’s Rusty Walker.
Live video stream, and the parade, is set to begin at 11am, Monday, November 11th.
Jarboe is the wife of army veteran Jamie Jarboe who underwent over 100 surgeries after being struck with a sniper rifle in Afghanistan in 2011. He was paralyzed by the bullet. He passed away in 2012, after serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.