The Father of All Veterans DayEmporian Al King recognized the need for one holiday in memory of all veterans who served in all wars and he took action. He presented his idea to Kansas Congressman Ed Rees who sponsored a bill in the House of Representatives and then developed support for it through President Dwight D. Eisenhower. That bill was enacted into law whereupon Al King and his devoted wife Gertrude were guests of the White House for the Signing Ceremony on June 1, 1954.
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|Date Added||Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:11pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 746210 N 4252458|
|Decimal Degrees||38.38646667, -96.18110000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 23.188', W 96° 10.866'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 23' 11.28" N, 96° 10' 51.96" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 913-931 S Commercial St, Emporia KS 66801, US|
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