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The Freedom Fest committee, which raises money for the local All Veteran’s 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 Veteran’s Day.  Each year over 250 Veterans banners hang downtown and at Empoira 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.

If your application is selected you will have two weeks to provide a picture and the payment to Emporia Main Street! Sponsors may submit multiple applications, but only one application per veteran.

2019 Banner Drawing Winners

Sponsor, Kellie Bulson – Veteran, Richard L. Dixon
Sponsor, Theresa Siegle – Veteran, Lawrence Siegle
Sponsor, Brian Tabares – Veteran, Brian John Tabares
Sponsor, Casey Winter – Veteran, Steven L. Winter
Sponsor & Veteran, Matthew Johnson
Sponsor, Andrea Garritano – Veteran, Carmine Garritano
Sponsor, Barbara Weaver – Veteran, Nane Weaver
Sponsor, Michael Argabright – Veteran, Thomas Weathersby
Sponsor, Jeff Schaefer – Veteran, Robert Schaefer
Sponsor, Sarah Eimer – Veteran, Bill “Bodie” Jack Faith
Sponsor, Sarah Armour – Veteran, Timothy Frances Armour
Sponsor, Judy Blaufuss – Veteran, Albert L. Blaufuss
Sponsor, Rand Simmons – Veteran, Wayne E. Simmons
Sponsor, Zach Shafer – Veteran, John L. Shafer
Sponsor, Travis Hitt – Veteran, Robert Kenneth Hitt
Sponsor, Denise Ziegler – Veteran, Tyler H. Prevatt
Sponsor, Martha Tatman – Veteran, Rodney W. Tatman
Sponsor, Elizabeth Oliver – Veteran, Lona Lee Alcorn (Oliver)
Sponsor, Clark Rusco – Veteran, Esther (Jaerger) Rusco
Sponsor, Kenneth Dilts – Veteran, Richard L. Dilts
Sponsor, Kara Conley – Veteran, Lynn F. Franke
Sponsor, Jack Mouse – Veteran, Thomas Hubert Mouse
Sponsor, Theresa Handley – Veteran, Richard Rust
Sponsor, Phyllis Higgins – Veteran, James L. Higgins
Sponsor, Tammy Stauffer Wilson – Veteran, Robert L. Stauffer
Sponsor, Travis Hitt – Veteran, George Franklin Vandyke
Sponsor, Mary Havenhill – Veteran, John Fernandez
Sponsor, Dennis San Romani – Veteran, Egideo (Bud) Perry San Romani
Sponsor, Jill Compton – Veteran, Marjorie Dabbs Bedner
Sponsor, Beth Hayes-Jackson – Veteran, Virgil A. Hayes