Veterans Day in Canal Winchester

Messenger photos by Linda Dillman
Canal Winchester held its annual Veterans Day march ceremony on Nov. 6. After departing from the Frances Steube Community Center following a pancake breakfast, color guards comprised of area veterans proudly marched down East Waterloo Street before turning onto High Street and on to Stradley Park for the ceremony.
Representing Canal Winchester VFW Post 10523, pictured left to right, were Blake Firestone, Army tank commander in Desert Storm and Canal Winchester High School class of 1987; John Crabtree, Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal technician who lost his sight in Iraq while disarming a bomb that detonated, CWHS Class of 1986; John Pritchard, War in Afghanistan, CWHS Class of 1988; and Andrew Minette, Marine Corps.
Members of Cub Scout Pack 103 led the annual Veterans Day march. Pictured left to right are: Nicole McKnight, pack committee chair; scouts Logan Mann, Sam Crunk, and Jude Lichtle; and Cubmaster Curt Dennis.
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