Emporia Main Street is proud to offer you the opportunity to honor a veteran or someone currently active in the military while at the same time celebrating Emporia as the founding city of Veterans Day. Each year over 260 Veterans banners hang downtown and at Emporia State University for approximately one month in conjunction with Veteran’s Day activities for four consecutive years. After the banner's four year term is completed, the banner is retired. Emporia Main Street will then contact sponsors to give them the retired banner and give sponsors the opportunity to reauthorize a new banner.
To submit an application for the 2022 lottery, simply fill out the online form or stop by the Emporia Main Street office and fill out an application. If you have previously submitted an application, we keep all applications on file and enter them each year into the drawing. The 2022 drawing will be held at 10 am on Friday, July 1st.