There are several events planned in our area for the celebration of Veterans Day. Here's a look at some of the local festivities.

The Liberty Center Association for the Arts and Starline Brass is thrilled to welcome Royal Wade Kimes back to the Liberty Center stage. 

The concert will be Saturday, Nov. 9 beginning at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  The show is always a rousing, energetic, packed concert. Kimes will pay tribute to our American heroes during the show.  Join us at the Liberty Center to celebrate our veterans.  The community is invited to purchase tickets in order to send local veterans as no charge to them to the concert. Veterans tickets will be distributed through the 40 and 8 Organization. To sponsor a veteran, please call the Liberty Center to purchase tickets or mail your sponsor marked “Veterans Show.” If you would like to send a 40 and 8 veteran to the show or purchase tickets for yourself, please contact the Liberty Center at (660) 827-3228 or via e-mail: or stop by the office at 111 West 5th Street in historic downtown Sedalia.

The 10th and Thompson Car wash will offer free car washes to all Veterans and Military Personnel on November 11 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Smith-Cotton High School Veterans Day ceremony to be held on 11 November 2013.  

We would like to get the word out so we can have a large number of Veterans present to honor them for their service.  The ceremony is sent by video to all schools in the district.  The Smith-Cotton High School JROTC  will host a Veterans Day breakfast and ceremony on 11 November 2013 at Smith-Cotton High School to honor all Veterans and thank them for their service.  Breakfast will start at 8:00 am, with the ceremony to begin at 9:35 am.  During the ceremony each Service will be recognized by the playing of the respective Service Hymn.  While the Service Hymn is played, we ask that all Veterans who served in that Service to stand and be recognized. All Veterans and their spouse or guest are invited to attend.  In order to properly plan for the breakfast and seating, we ask that attendees RSVP to the JROTC office at 660-851-5317.

The La Monte High School Student Council is hosting a Veteran's Day Assembly.

It'll be held on Monday, November 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the new gym.  FBLA students will serve breakfast for veterans and their spouses beginning at 8:00 a.m. in the gym lobby.  They are also hosting an annual Senior Citizen Thanksgiving Dinner Saturday November 16 at noon in the school cafeteria.  La Monte patrons 55 years of age or older are invited to attend.  Carryout orders and delivery are also available.  Call the school office at 660-347-5439 to make reservations or carryout orders.  Delivery will be available after 1:00 p.m. that day.

Freddy's Steakburgers will be accepting donation for the Show Me Honor Flight.

On Veteran's Day, Freddy's Steakburgers in Sedalia will be donating 15% of all sales to the Show Me Honor Flight from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. All of the locations in Columbia, St Peters, Jefferson City and here in Sedalia will ask every customer from now til the end of the month to donate $1 to the cause.

Casey's in West Central Missouri will take donations to the Show Me Honor Flight.

All 27 Casey's Convenience stores in West Central Missouri will accept any and all donations to the Show Me Honor Flight through the month of November.

Happy Veteran's Day,