Join us in October for a Celebration of Veterans featuring Colonel Don “Doc” Ballard, U.S. Army (Ret.), Medical Service Corps.

Join us at the Library on Saturday, October 19, from 10 am-noon for a Celebration of Veterans geared toward the whole family and featuring Medal of Honor Recipient Colonel Don “Doc” Ballard, U.S. Army (Ret.), Medical Service Corps. Col. Ballard is Missouri’s only living Medal of Honor recipient and one of only 71 living MOH recipients nationwide. Colonel Ballard was a NKCHS graduate and retired from the NKC Fire Department. The ceremony will also feature the Civil Air Patrol Color Guard and Rifle Team, plus a 13-fold presentation by American Legion #626 and an a cappella performance of the National Anthem by Sharron McMahan. Afterward, stay and enjoy a slew of family-friendly activities, including a balloon artist, a themed bookwalk, a chance to get an up-close look at a real military canon, yummy fall treats and more!