January 9, 2019
Sgt. Jerry Jarrett is congratulated after being presented a Quilt of Valor during the inaugural Tonganoxie USD 464 Veterans Day Program at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus this past November.
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Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are working with veteran organizations to have a ceremony similar to last year’s inaugural Veterans Day celebration at Tonganoxie High School. This year’s ceremony will start at 1 p.m. Nov. 8, the Friday before Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and will take place in the THS east gymnasium instead of the performing arts center. Veterans will be invited at noon for additional festivities and a meal at the Chieftain Room.
Local quilters created four quilts that earned the status of being Quilts of Valor. The quilts were dedicated and presented during Tonganoxie USD 464’s inaugural Veterans Day Program at the Tonganoxie High School performing Arts Center. Receiving the quilts were Jerry Jarrett and Elmer Tanking, along with the families of the late Lucas Frantz and Larry Meadows.