PHOTOS: Johnson County’s Veterans Day celebration

Robert Watson, a World War II veteran, was a special guest at Johnson County's 37th Annual Veterans Day Observance on Nov. 10, 2023. The day before, he celebrated his 100th birthday. Photo credit Kaylie McLaughlin.

Community members, veterans and their families gathered on Friday to recognize Veterans Day at Johnson County’s official observance of the holiday. 

Robert Watson, a World War II Army veteran who celebrated his 100th birthday last week, was recognized as a special guest of honor.

He was met with resounding applause, a standing ovation and a spontaneous rendition of, “Happy Birthday.”