Veterans March and Ceremony
The City of Canal Winchester, with Canal Winchester Senior Citizens, Inc. and VFW Post 10523 will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 7, 2020. The public and members of the media are invited to join veterans, local leaders, and distinguished guests for this patriotic annual event set in the heart of historic downtown Canal Winchester.
HONORING VETERANS: During October, event organizers request submissions of veteran photos, including name, service dates, and branch of service. Photos will be displayed in an honorary window exhibit at the city's municipal building throughout November, and will be highlighted during Veterans Day events. Photos may be submitted using our online form, via email, or by mail (Community Affairs, 36 S. High St, Canal Winchester, OH 43110). Please submit photos by November 1 for inclusion.
CANCELLED: Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
October 7 Update: Unfortunately, due to current public health and safety guidelines, the 2020 Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled.
Veterans March & Ceremony - 10:00 A.M.
Modifications have been made to the 2020 March & Ceremony to allow for greater social distancing. Attendees are asked to follow current guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
A Veterans March will begin at the Canal Winchester Area Historical Society at 10 W. Oak Street. Veterans will make their way through the city’s flag-lined downtown streets, traveling south down High Street, turning right on to West Columbus Street, and making another right on to Warehouse Alley to end at the greenspace of Stradley Place (located behind the Canal Winchester Municipal Office Building at 36 S. High Street in downtown Canal Winchester), where a traditional Veterans Day ceremony will be held. The ceremony will begin immediately following the Veterans March.
Veterans marching through the city’s historic downtown will be joined by several military vehicles provided by Motts Military Museum from Groveport, Ohio. The ceremony will include remarks from Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Ebert and VFW Post 10523 Commander Rick Williams, as well as a patriotic keynote address by Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Pat Durbin, who served over 32 years in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army. Other highlights will include a special performance of our National Anthem by Councilman Mike Walker, patriotic selections by CWHS Marching Band and CWHS Select Vocal Ensemble, a 21 Gun Salute, and the playing of Taps.