TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW)__ The Salute Our Heroes Gala honored Veterans and those who lost their lives fighting for our country.
The event was held at the Ramada Inn downtown. Keynote speaker Col. Ronald Krueger, Wing Commander of the 190th Air Refueling Wing spoke to the crowd and fellow military members.
Our own Melissa Brunner and Chris Fisher presented awards to Veterans of Foreign Wars and ABATE of Kansas.
Others honored included American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, Vietnam Veterans Association, Paralyzed Veterans of America, and Daughters of the American Revolution.
The Gala is part of the week of events planned to commemorate Veterans Day. The events are sponsored by the Jamie Jarboe Foundation and a Parade is scheduled at 11a.m. Monday (11/11) downtown on Kansas Ave. to celebrate.