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Posted: Friday, October 18, 2013 7:19 am

Veterans Salute 2013, Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the Korean Armistice, will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the Smithville Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library, 120 Richardson St. This year’s event is expected to draw visitors and participants from throughout the region.

“There’s something for everyone,” said Jessica Ford, public relations coordinator for the Mid-Continent Public Library.

She shared how young children at this annual event will often meet a soldier for the first time while veterans often recall memories from their time in the service.

Visitors will also be able to watch a WWII reenactment, see weapons demonstrations and take a closer look at vintage military vehicles from different time periods, including a Vietnam War-era helicopter.

There will also be memorabilia displays throughout the library as well as a roundtable discussion for veterans.

This is the second year the Veterans Salute will be held at the Smithville site.

For additional information, call the Smithville Branch of the Mid-Continent Public Library at 532-0116.

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