What is Beyond the Banners?
In 2014, the Emporia Main Street organization spearheaded a project to decorate the downtown light posts with banners honoring current or former service members. From the beginning, the project was about much more than banners – it was about collecting, preserving, and sharing the personal stories of those who have bravely served their country.
In 2017, Emporia Main Street partnered with KVOE Radio to create Beyond the Banners magazine. The magazine contains all the stories collected during the banner project, in a printed keepsake publication.
Beyond the Banners is available as a full-color, 216 page softcover magazine or a hardbound book. It is a beautiful, limited edition keepsake.
Over 200 personal stories and 250 images of Veterans were submitted for this project. This publication honors their service, their sacrifices, and their legacy.
Profits from the sale of Beyond the Banners Magazine will be donated to local Veterans Organizations.
Beyond the Banners Magazine
Emporia, Kansas, USA
Founding City of Veterans Day