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The City of Canal Winchester, with Canal Winchester Senior Citizens, Inc. and VFW Post 10523 will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 9. 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.
Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
Canal Winchester’s November 9 Veterans Day Celebration will begin with a complimentary pancake breakfast for veterans and their families at the Frances Steube Community Center (22 S. Trine St.) from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The breakfast will be served by a volunteer corps headed by Canal Winchester Senior Citizens club members, with food arrangements by the family of the late Fred Bivens, U.S. Air Force veteran and long-time club member. Additional breakfast volunteers will include youth from Canal Winchester’s Boy Scout Troop 103 and Girl Scout Troop 2053.
Veterans March & Ceremony - 10:00 A.M.
A Veterans March will begin at Frances Steube Community Center’s 22 S. Trine St. entrance and make its way through the city’s flag-lined downtown streets, traveling down East Waterloo Street between Trine and High Street, turning at South High Street to end at Stradley Place (located next to 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 Dr. Dana Robinson-Street, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Gulf War of 1991. 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.
During October, event organizers request submissions of veteran photos, to be included in an honorary window exhibit at the city’s municipal building and highlighted during the November 9 celebration. Please note: Photos previously submitted to City of Canal Winchester’s Community Affairs office will be exhibited again and do not need to be resubmitted this year.
Photo submissions should be copies of an original photo, show veterans or active military personnel in uniform, be no larger than 5x7 and include the following information: name, branch of service, service dates or number of years served, and a phone number or email address 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 submitted electronically on the city’s website or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit photos by October 31 for inclusion.
For more information, visit www.canalwinchesterohio.gov or call 614-834-9915.