The 19th annual Veteran’s Day celebration took place today in Manhattan.
The celebration kicked off with a parade on Poyntz Avenue followed by a special program featuring Fort Riley Major General William C. Mayville Jr.
Mayville expressed his appreciation for the Manhattan Area during his first Veteran’s Day as Major General.
“There’s a tradition here in Manhattan of a incredible partnership and outpouring of support that we see time after time,” Mayville says. “The support from this city to soldiers of the Big Red One is nothing short of extraordinary and it is unlike any other relationship that I have shared in the United States Army.”
Mayville says currently 9,000 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division are deployed and they are among many veterans still in uniform to have collectively served in combat longer than any other veterans in U.S. history.
Mayville was among many others to share sentiments regarding the close relationship between the post, The City of Manhattan, and Kansas State University.