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City of Emporia, Lyon County, Kansas

Patrick Schmidt for Kansas 2nd District Congress

Chris Mann for Kansas Attorney General

Rev. Mark Holland, US Senate, Kansas

Laura Kelly, Kansas Governor

Lyon County Historical Museum, 118 East 6th Ave., Emporia

Kansas Historic Preservation Resources

Emporia KS Web Sites

Emporia, site of the first Veterans Day observance in the United States, 1953. Emporia shoe cobbler Alvin J. King and Congressman Ed Rees introduced legislation to rename Armistice Day as Veterans Day. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the bill into law on October 8, 1954. Library of Congress legal record on Veterans' Day history

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