This summer we’re going to feature a few places to visit in Kansas as part of “Motoring Mondays.” There are so many unique and interesting things to see and do in Kansas. Some of them are not so well known, so this will be an opportunity to find out more about our state and maybe spur a trip.
With Memorial Day just last Monday, people visited many of the memorials located across Kansas that honor veterans. Today’s highlighted location is the All Veterans Memorial, located at 931 S. Commercial Street in Emporia. Dedicated on May 26, 1991, the All Veterans Memorial was the first in the nation to honor all Veterans from the Civil War through the Gulf War.
The memorial includes a World War II M-4A6 Sherman army tank, a Huey helicopter from the Vietnam War era, a "Circle of Honor" of the original seven fieldstone monuments, a “Walk of Honor” with bronze plaques and a “Medal of Honor” honoring Emporian Sgt. Grant Timmerman.
For more information on this and other places to see in Kansas, go to the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website at http://www.travelks.com/.