Special Programs to Honor Veterans at Iowa State Fair
On Monday, August 12, the Iowa State Fair will honor active and retired military with special Veterans' Day programming and discounts throughout the day. "Nothing Compares" to the Iowa State Fair, August 8-18.
New this year, the Fair will be honoring veterans with discounted gate admission. With a military I.D., retired and active members of the armed forces and¬ their spouses will receive $8 admission at the gate from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Remembering Our Fallen," a tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, will be on display all day in the Richard O. Jacobson Exhibition Center Atrium. Fairgoers can honor these men and women throughout the Fair from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Veterans' Day parade, an annual tradition featuring military bands, floats and more, will parade down the Grand Concourse at a new time, now 11 a.m.
The special events don't stop there. Throughout the day Fairgoers can enjoy performances by Iowa's Military Veteran's Band and the 34th Army Band as well as a special Military Tribute Contest in the Susan Knapp Amphitheater. The Fair will commemorate the day with a special patriotic display of flags throughout the amphitheater area.