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Springfield Invites Citizens to Special Veterans Ceremony

Flag Plaza in Springfield. Photo Credit: Shane Franklin

As Veterans Day approaches, communities around the country are finding special ways to honor those who served in the armed forces. The City of Springfield is among those communities. KSMU’s Shane Franklin has this story.

The City of Springfield will hold a special ceremony to honor Springfield veterans of the United States Armed Forces on Friday at 3:30pm.

Cora Scott is the spokesperson for the city. She says while there are a lot of veterans in Springfield, there are a number who have been employed by and currently work for the city.

“This is a celebration that the public is invited to attend. It’s just a moment for us to stop a minute and give thanks in honor of our veterans.”

Scott says the ceremony will be held at the Flag Plaza near the entrance to the Public Works Operation Center at 1111 W. Chestnut Expressway.

She says the plaza features a granite monument containing the five seals of the branches of service, and the inscription “All gave some; some gave all”.

The monument was dedicated on November 10th of last year, after a group of leaders in the community came together to honor the service of veterans in the community.

Mayor Bob Stephens, Councilman Doug Burlison, Deputy City Manager Fred Marty and City Manager Greg Burris are all expected to speak at the ceremony.

In case of rain, the ceremony will be held in the Transportation Management Center next to the Flag Plaza.

For KSMU News, I’m Shane Franklin.