(Posted Nov. 1, 2019)
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Veterans Day services and programs are planned throughout Madison County.
The United Veterans Organization will participate in a Veterans Day program on Nov. 11 at London High School, 336 Elm St. The veterans will assemble at 10 a.m. The program is open to the public. The United Veterans Organization includes Amvets Chapter 19, Disabled American Veterans Chapter 93, American Legion Post 105 and Vietnam Veterans Chapter 746.
At 6 p.m. Nov. 11, American Legion Post 105 will serve its annual Veterans Day dinner for members, their families and guests. To make reservations, call (740) 852-9196. The post is located at 51 E. First St. in London.
Madison County Senior Center
The Madison County Senior Center will host a Veterans Day program at noon on Nov. 11. Terry Mackey, commander of Amvets Chapter 19 and a driver for Madison County Veterans Services, is the guest speaker. Mackey is raising funds for a bus trip to take local veterans to Washington D.C. next fall.
The senior center’s chimes group will play songs to honor veterans. All veterans who visit the center Nov. 11 will receive a free lunch; lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The center is located at 280 W. High St., London. For more information, call (740) 852-3001.
The Auxiliary Unit of Mount Sterling American Legion Post 417 will serve a free dinner for any veteran and a guest on Nov. 10 at the post, 27 Clark St., Mount Sterling. The dinner includes turkey, noodles, sides and cake. Social hour begins at 5 p.m., followed by dinner at 6. Those interested in attending are asked to RVSP by Nov. 5 by calling Jean Liston at (740) 207-6527.
Post 417 will hold a Veterans Day Service at 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, located across from town hall, 1 S. London St. Terry Mackey, commander of Amvets Chapter 19 and a driver for Madison County Veterans Services, is the guest speaker. Mackey is raising funds for a bus trip to take local veterans to Washington D.C. next fall. All veterans and the public are invited to attend. Veterans who wish to participate are asked to arrive by 10:30 a.m.
Plain City American Legion Post 248 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Darby Post 3268 will host a memorial program at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11 in the gymnasium at Plain City Elementary, 580 S. Chillicothe St., Plain City. Special parking will be available to those who attend. The program is open to the public.
Col. Matthew L. Moorman, commander of the 178th Medical Group, Ohio Air National Guard, Springfield, is slated to be the guest speaker. He is responsible for ensuring that the 178th Wing and its geographically separated units are medically prepared for no-notice worldwide deployment. In civilian life, Moorman is a general surgeon with subspecialty fellowship training in trauma, surgical critical care and medical education. He is an assistant professor at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
For additional information, contact Bernie Vance at (614) 570-2962.
Norwood Elementary, 899 Norwood Dr., West Jefferson will honor veterans with a ceremony inside the school at 9:45 a.m. Nov. 11.
Jefferson Local Schools Superintendent William Mullett will deliver the welcoming message, followed by the “Pledge of Allegiance.” Third- through fifth-grade students will sing “The Star Spangled Banner.” Fifth-graders will share their essays on “What America Means To Me.”
The guest speakers are Brig. Gen. Maria Kelly and Lt. Col. Mitchell Gargac. Representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7005 and American Legion Post 201 will participate in the ceremony. The West Jefferson color guard will perform a 21-gun salute. Calista Wallace will play “Taps” to bring the ceremony to a close. The public is welcome to attend.
For details, call the school at (614) 879-7642.