The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth. But there are other Veterans Day activities planned in the Leavenworth area.

The annual Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade will take place Monday in downtown Leavenworth. But there are other Veterans Day activities planned in the Leavenworth area.

A Day of Remembrance event is planned at Fort Leavenworth to mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice that ended the fighting of World War I.

The event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Pioneer Chapel, 500 Pope Ave. The event will include prayers, music, troop letters and historic poem readings, taps, a rifle volley and other military honors, according to a Facebook post for the event.

A wreath laying ceremony is planned for 1 p.m. Sunday at the doughboy statue in front of the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut St.

The event will mark the 100th anniversary of the armistice.

The ceremony will be conducted by veteran service organizations of Leavenworth, according to Diane Smith, secretary for the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade Committee.

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church will have a salute to veterans event at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church, 411 Kiowa St.

Army Maj. Joel Elston will be the guest speaker, according to a flier posted on Facebook.

The Rotary Club of Leavenworth will host an annual Veterans Day pancake breakfast from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Monday at the Riverfront Community Center, 123 S. Esplanade.

The cost is $6 per adult and $5 for each child who is less than 12 years of age. Disabled veterans eat for free, according to a flier posted on Facebook.

Ahead of the Leavenworth County Veterans Day Parade, live music will be performed Monday by the Bill Welch Band in the area of Exchange Bank & Trust, 630 Delaware St., and retired Staff Sgt. Ric Jackson at Fourth and Cherokee streets. The performances will begin at 9 a.m.

The parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Monday in downtown Leavenworth.

The Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St., will host a Leavenworth County Veterans Day watch event and a luncheon on Monday.

Soup, chili, a sandwich and dessert will be served for the luncheon. The cost is $5 per person. Veterans will eat for free.

The luncheon is sponsored by St. Martin Lutheran Church and the Heritage Center, according to a flier for the event.

The national commander and immediate past national commander of the Forty and Eight organization will be visiting Leavenworth and appearing in the parade, according to Jack Le Roy, a local member of the honor society for American veterans.

The organization is officially called La Societe des Quarante Hommes et Huit Chevaux, which means The Society of Forty Men and Eight Horses.

The organization’s name is a reference to boxcars used to transport American troops during World War I. Stenciled on the boxcars was “40 Hommes/8 Chevaux” which meant the cars could carry 40 men or eight horses.

Willard “Rick” Williams is the national commander. His official title is chef de chemin de fer.

The former national commander who also will be visiting Leavenworth is Kenneth C. Lafleur.

People attending the parade on Monday may want to bundle up.

The forecast for Monday in Leavenworth calls for partly sunny conditions with a high temperature near 33 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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