Posted on: October 11, 2017

Nov 11 Veterans Day Celebration in Canal Winchester


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 11. 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 Rick Williams of VFW Post #10523, Mayor Michael Ebert, and keynote speaker Warren Motts of Motts Military Museum.  Other highlights will include a special performance of our National Anthem by Councilman 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 an honorary window exhibit at the city’s municipal building, and highlighted during November 11 events.  Please note:  Photos previously submitted 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 on the back:

  • Name
  • 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 submitted electronically on the city’s website or emailed to alemke@canalwinchesterohio.gov.  Please submit photos by October 31 for inclusion. 

November 11 veterans celebration will also feature a free pancake breakfast for veterans and their families (including widows and widowers) at the Frances Steube Community Center from 8:30 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 614-834-9915.

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