Alvin J. King

Alvin J. King (HMXMX)

Location: Emporia, KS 66801 Lyon County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 23.188', W 96° 10.866'

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The Father of All Veterans Day

Emporian Al King recognized the need for one holiday in memory of all veterans who served in all wars and he took action. He presented his idea to Kansas Congressman Ed Rees who sponsored a bill in the House of Representatives and then developed support for it through President Dwight D. Eisenhower. That bill was enacted into law whereupon Al King and his devoted wife Gertrude were guests of the White House for the Signing Ceremony on June 1, 1954.

A Grateful Nation
honors the memory of
Alvin J. King
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Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 3:11pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 746210 N 4252458
Decimal Degrees38.38646667, -96.18110000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 23.188', W 96° 10.866'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 23' 11.28" N, 96° 10' 51.96" W
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Area Code(s)620
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 913-931 S Commercial St, Emporia KS 66801, US
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