Saturday, November 8, 2003

Veterans Day programs


DOWNTOWN: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will hold its 49th Annual Veterans Day program Tuesday at 10:45 a.m. in the atrium at 800 Vine St.

World War II veteran Ray "Hap" Halloran will be the keynote speaker. The program also includes the lighting of the Flame of Remembrance; a presentation of commemorative wreaths by veteran organizations; and a performance by the Brian Buerkle Brass Quartet. Information: 369-6959.

MOUNT WASHINGTON - American Legion Post 484 will hold a ceremony at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the memorial on Sutton Avenue. The keynote speaker will be Brad Johnson. After the ceremony, refreshments will be served at the Legion Hall at 1837 Sutton.

WALNUT HILLS: Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 will hold its annual service at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Eden Park. Information: 761-8007.

Butler County

WEST CHESTER TWP.: The Christian Armed Services Veterans Organization will hold services at 9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Liberty Heights Church, 9180 Cincinnati-Columbus Road.

Clermont County

BATAVIA: The Clermont Republican Party and Club will host a reception from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at its headquarters, 197 E. Main St. Marine Corps veteran Ralph Shepherd's collection of armed services uniforms, ranging from the Spanish American War to the Vietnam War, will be on display. Light refreshments will be served.

NEW RICHMOND: Services will be Tuesdayat 5:30 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial on Susanna Way.

OWENSVILLE: The Clermont County Veterans' Service Commission and the Board of Clermont County Commissioners will host a musical celebration at 7 p.m. Monday. "Clermont County Salute to Our Military: Past, Present and Future" will take place in the Fastiques Building on the Clermont County Fairgrounds. The Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra brass ensemble will begin playing at 6:30 p.m. Information: 732-7597.

Hamilton County

BLUE ASH - The Blue Ash Veterans Day Committee will host ceremonies beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park, corner of Cooper and Hunt roads. Channel 12 News Anchor Cammy Dierking will emcee. Retired Colonel Dean Smittle will give the keynote address. Students from Edwin H. Greene Intermediate School Accelerated Language Lab will present a program.

A picnic-style lunch will follow at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Cost: $3. Information: 745-8510.

CHEVIOT: A Veterans Day parade through the streets of Cheviot will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday. A brief memorial service will be held at Harvest Home Park after the parade. Antique cars will be on display also. Information: 738-3844.

GREEN TOWNSHIP: Ceremonies will take place Tuesday at Veterans Park, 6231 Harrison Ave. From 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., a M-60A3 Army Tank will be open for tours. A parade will begin at 11 a.m. Robert Doolan, a World War II veteran, will speak after the parade. Information: Joe Russo, 574-9757.

SHARONVILLE: A ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Patriot Pointe Veterans Memorial on Thornview Drive.

Warren County

MASON: A parade and ceremony will take place beginning at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the community campus between Mason High School and the Mason Municipal Center. At 11 a.m., there will be a flyover, followed by a ceremony at the new Mason Veterans Memorial, 6000 Mason-Montgomery Road.

American Legion Post 194 will hold a luncheon 1-4 p.m. Open to the community. Donations will be accepted.

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