The American Legion Riders Post 19 of Gardner take part each year in the Johnson County Veterans Day Celebration. Jeff Elliot, Gardner leads the group through the parade.

Members of the American Legion Riders stage ahead of time for the 2011 Johnson County Veterans Day Parade and Celebration. The event takes place at different veteran’s parks in the Johnson County area each year. Photos by Mike Phillips

Pictured are Paul Tredo and Fern Schurr of Kansas City along with Congressman Kevin Yoder, 3rd District Kansas. The newlyweds, who married on Nov. 15, 2011, were the special guests of honor during the Johnson County Veterans Day Parade and Celebration. Yoder presented Fern, 96, with a bouquet of roses. Paul, 83, was recently escorted to Washington DC by members of the Gardner American Legion Post 19 for the Honor Flight Network of KC.