Two teenagers brought their desire to honor veterans to the Kansas Secretary of State's office.
Sydney Barlow, an 8th grader from French Middle School, offered an invitation to Ron Thornburgh to speak at a May 3 event that honors World War II veterans.
Topeka West JROTC member, Jessie Melkus, was also on hand to speak about the event at the Gage Park Memorial.
The Topeka West, Topeka High and Highland Park High School JROTC Cadets are sponsoring the event.
In addition to the Secretary of State, Brigadier General Debbie Rose of the Kansas National Guard, will speak at the event.