Pathways of Honor will host a dedication of the Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute to the Grain Valley Parks and Recreation Department on Wednesday, October 21st at 4:00pm.
The Legacy Plaza Veterans Tribute, located in the Butterfly Trail at 711 R.D. Mize Road, honors veterans from each branch of service. The ceremony on October 21st will symbolically transfer the Tribute to the Parks and Recreation Department of Grain Valley. A flag raising ceremony will be conducted by Norm Combs, President of Pathways of Honor, and Dr. Brad Welle, President of the Grain Valley Park Board. The Grain Valley and Blue Springs ROTC students will assist with the flag raising ceremony under the command of Lt. Colonel Richard Yule.
The Grain Valley High School band will also perform at the ceremony.
Special guests include Mayor Carson Ross, City of Blue Springs, Colonel Don “Doc” Ballard, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, and Grain Valley Mayor Chuck Johnston as keynote speaker.
Chapter 243 of the Vietnam Veterans of America will conduct a special ceremony for veterans in attendance.
Due to COVID-19 precautions, all guests must wear masks and maintain social distancing. The visitors’ area will be roped off with a single entrance and visitors must sign in upon entry.
Seating will be set up in socially distanced “pods” for friends and family. Guests are asked not to attend if they are experienced COVID-19 symptoms or exposed to someone who has experienced symptoms in the past two weeks.