Monday, November 23, 2015
During the trade show and car show there was also a Pinup Contest on Saturday. Venders from all around the Midwest attended the event. Some of great custom and classic vehicles were display. Because the event was held indoors it was a welcome escape for spectators to get out of the 30 degree weather outside. Everyone seem to have a good time. Click here to view photos of the All Speed Expo.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
The annual Veterans Day event is sponsored by Sprint, UMB, Black & Veatch and the City Of Overland Park, Kansas. Units from Command Generals Mounted Color Guard from Fort Riley, the U.S. Army Heavy equipment, The Lawrence U.S. Army Band, The American Legion, The Vietnam Veterans of America , The 1st Division from Fort Riley, the United States Air force, The Enhanced Veterans Services, The Beechnutz formation flying team, The Johnson County Sheriffs Department, and the Overland Park Kansas Police Department were in attendance. The morning started off with the playing of the National Anthem, with a fly over of two U.S.A.F A-10 Warthog Airplanes. Then three helicopters landed. First to land was a U.S. Army Chinook Helicopter, then a U.S. Army Blackhawk, and finally a U.S. Army Apache Helicopter. Then there was a fly over by the Beechnutz Flying Formation Team. There was numerous demonstrations included the Overland Park Police Department remote control robot and the U.S. Army with some of it's Military Ground Support Vehicles. Also present at the annual event was the Kansas City Chiefs Mascot, KC Wolf, and also Blue the KC Sporting Mascot. Even though it was a bit chilly, everyone seem to have a great time. Click here to view photos of the event.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Both Re-enactors and static displays were at the Park. There was a Civil War Re-enactment, and Old West Re-enactment, and a World War II re-enactment. Click here to view photos of the Re-enactors and displays.
The parade consisted of various re-enactment military units, several local car clubs, numerous Fire and Police department vehicles and several local marching Bands. The Parade started at the Franklin County Court House and proceeded north to end at Forest Park. Click here to view photos of the Veterans Parade.