The Freedom Fest committee, which raises money for the local All Veterans Memorial, in conjunction with 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 250 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.

2020 Veterans Banner Applications will be accepted starting in April 2020. Emporia Main Street will hold a lottery drawing for open banner spots in July 2020 in the Emporia Main Street office.  We will live stream the drawing on the Emporia Main Street Facebook page.  If your banner is selected, you will have 2 weeks to provide a picture and the $200 payment to Emporia Main Street. Pictures in uniform are required in a high quality digital form. If you do not have a digital copy, please bring the picture to the Main Street office and we will digitize the photo and return it to you in an appropriate time frame.

To submit an application you can click on the link below to print off a form and return it to Emporia Main Street, or you can fill out the electronic form below.

Please check back in spring 2020 for the 2020 Banner Application!