Having served in Afghanistan in 2009, veteran and junior political science major Michael White knows the sacrifices the Armed Forces make. That is why he organized the first annual Veterans Honor Crawl in 2017.
This will be a yearly event going forward.
“The Honor Crawl is really about exposing the younger generation to the veteran organizations, like the VFW and the American Legion,” White said.
Lanyards will allow participants in the crawl to enjoy the music without paying any cover charge.
A lanyard can be purchased at any of the participating venues for $10 and all proceeds go towards local veteran organizations.
The American Legion, 2921 W. 12th Ave., Bourbon Cowboy, 605 Commercial St., Stingers, 519 E. 12th Ave., VFW Post 1980, 932 Graphic Arts road, and The Copper Top, 225 E 6th Ave.
“The Honor Crawl is more about coming together and raising money as veterans, for veterans, in a social environment where we can all learn about each other rather than all about drinking,” said Susan Brinkman, owner of Bourbon Cowboy.
The event will begin at 4 p.m. Nov. 10 and is scheduled to last until 2 a.m. The event will take place at the five venues throughout Emporia.
Drew Lloyd, Range Fire, Big Time Grain Company, and the Copper Top Rock & Roll Band will all be featured live music acts at each of the venues.