The City of Paducah and several organizations that have planned Veteran's Day events tomorrow. The annual Veterans' Day Parade in Paducah will not take place this year due to the high incidence of COVID-19 in our area.
The first event is the Veterans' Day Sunrise Reveille. It will take place at the corner of Broadway and Water Street beginning at 6 am. Reveille will be played as the flag rises by members of the US Coast Guard. Traffic will be halted at the Gazebo on Broadway. Social distancing and masks are advised.
"I love this holiday," said City Manager Jim Arndt. "It's a powerful way for recognizing our active and former members of the military. I urge everyone to take some time on Veterans' Day to thank veterans for their service."
There will be an unveiling of an American flag mural at second and Broadway on Veteran's Day in downtown Paducah. It's part of the Quilt City USA mural series created by Melinda Bula of El Dorado Hills, California and painted by Stefanie Graves, Cowango Studios in Paducah. The unveiling will take place at 11 am at the floodwall adjacent to the Schroeder Expo Center and Julian Carroll Convention Center at 415 Park Street. It's requested that participants remain in their vehicles during the official unveiling.
The McCracken County Public Library is holding a virtual Veterans' Day event at 7 pm tomorrow. The event will be led by Colonel Fred Johnson retired US Army. Johnson is the author of Five Wars: A Soldier's Journey to Peace. Deployments include Iraq, Afghanistan, and Bosnia.
There will be a Distinguished Veteran Award, Patriot Award, and essay winners announced tomorrow brought to you by the City of Paducah and WPSD.