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 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.