The City of Canal Winchester, with Canal Winchester Senior Citizens, Inc. and VFW Post 10523 will host a Veterans March and Ceremony on Saturday November 12. The public and members of the media are invited to join veterans, city officials, and guests for this patriotic event.
• Veterans March & Ceremony, 10:00 A.M.
A Veterans March will begin at Frances Steube Community Center’s 22 S. Trine St. entrance and continue onto East Waterloo between Trine and High Street, turning at S. High Street to end at Stradley Place.
• A ceremony at Stradley Place (located next to Canal Winchester Municipal Office Building at 36 S. High Street in downtown Canal Winchester) will be held immediately following the veterans march.
The ceremony will include remarks from Warren Motts of Motts Military Museum, Mayor Michael Ebert, and keynote speaker Bobbie Mershon. Other highlights will include a special performance of our National Anthem by Mike Walker, a 21 Gun Salute and the playing of Taps.
During October, event organizers request submissions of veteran photos, including name, service dates, and branch of service. Photos will be displayed in honorary window exhibits throughout the city’s downtown and highlighted during November 12 events. Please note: Photos submitted in 2014 and/or 2015 will be exhibited again and do not need to be resubmitted this year.
Photos should be a COPY of an original photo, show veterans or active military personnel in uniform, be no larger than 5x7 and include the following information on the back:
• Branch of service
• Years served
• Phone number for any follow up questions
Photos can be dropped off at the Canal Winchester Municipal Office Building (36 S. High St.) or The Frances Steube Community Center (22 S. Trine St.). Submissions may also be uploaded on the city’s website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit photos is October 31.
November 12 veteran celebrations will also feature a free pancake breakfast for veterans and their families, including widows and widowers, at the Frances Steube Community Center from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a commemorative presentation featuring the photo submissions.
For more information, visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov or call 614-837-8276.