Veterans Day Awards and Events

2021 Veterans Day Celebration

Below are various activities scheduled by the City of Paducah and other organizations to honor veterans on Veterans Day, November 11.  This list may not include all of the local events.  Check with churches or other organizations to learn more about local activities to honor and celebrate veterans.

Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to keep our veterans safe and healthy, the annual Veterans Day Parade will not be held this year. 

Sunrise Reveille:  The City of Paducah has organized a Veterans Day Sunrise Reveille.  Tentative schedule (please check back): The event will begin at 6 a.m. at the corner of Broadway and Water Street on November 11.  Reveille will be played at 6:30 a.m. along with the raising of the flag by members of the U.S. Coast Guard.  Broadway will be closed to traffic from the last entrance to the gazebo parking lot toward the floodwall opening for the event.  Please wear a facial covering and maintain social distancing. 

Distinguished Veteran Award, Patriot Award, and Poster & Essay Contest:  WPSD-Local 6 is partnering with the City of Paducah to honor the 2021 Distinguished Veteran and Patriot Award winners. Stay tuned for details.


2020 Veterans Day

Distinguished Veteran and Patriot Award:  WPSD-Local 6 partnered with the City of Paducah to honor 2020 Distinguished Veteran Rubel Ramage and 2020 Patriot Award Winner Katherine Toy on the November 11th Midday newscast.  A special thank you to Milner & Orr for sponsoring the beautiful plaques and basket of items that were presented by Mayor Brandi Harless and Mary Beth Orr to Ramage and Toy. 

Distinguished Veteran 1st Sgt. Ramage retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 1970 after serving the country in the Korean and Vietnam Wars. 

Patriot Award winner Katherine Toy is a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.  Among her many contributions to local veterans, she currently is sewing face masks for veterans to protect their health. 

City of Paducah Employee Veterans (November 2020):  Please take a few minutes to view this nearly six-minute video which is a special tribute to current City of Paducah employees who have served this country or who currently are serving.  We are proud to honor these 50 employees.

City of Paducah Employee Veterans, 2020 Veterans Day


2019 Veterans Day

2019 City of Paducah Veterans Day Parade

2019 Veterans Day Awards and Honor Ceremony

City of Paducah Employee Veterans

City of Paducah Employee Veterans, 2019 Veterans Day


2018 Veterans Day Opening Ceremony and Parade Videos 

Global War on Terror Memorial Dedication (2018)

Veterans Day Parade Opening Ceremony (2018)

Veterans Day Parade (2018)