Kansas ends summer Statehouse lunches with veterans’ tribute

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is ending a series of weekly outdoor lunches outside the Statehouse with a tribute to veterans that also marks two significant U.S. military anniversaries.

The event at 11 a.m. Friday at the south steps of the Capitol is sponsored by several state agencies, including the Department of Administration and the Commission on Veterans Affairs.

It will feature big-band and swing music from the 1940s and food vendors. The Department of Administration says visitors are welcome to bring their own lunches.

The event also will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the allies’ victory over Japan in World War II and the 50th anniversary of the U.S. introducing conventional forces into the Vietnam War.

The series of weekly lunches began in June.

 

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