Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Ohio Veterans Day events



THURSDAY CLOSINGS

• Postal Service: No delivery

• Library: Open

• Banks*: Closed

• Trash collection

Cincinnati: One-day delay

Rumpke: Regular pickup

CSI: Regular pickup

• Metro: Regular schedule

• Parking meters: Coins required

• Courts: Closed

• Government offices

Federal: Closed

City and county: Closed

State: Closed

• Stock markets: Open

• Ohio E-Check: Closed

• Kentucky Emissions Check Stations: Closed

*Fifth Third Bank Mart in Kroger stores and at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be open. In-store branches of U.S. Bank are open.

BUTLER COUNTY

HAMILTON - Veterans and the public are invited to a Veterans Day program and dedication of a newly acquired 155mm howitzer at 9 a.m. Thursday at Veterans Park, 20 New London Road. The howitzer will be dedicated in honor of all men and women who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Light refreshments will be served.

CLERMONT COUNTY

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

BATAVIA - The Clermont County Veterans Day Parade begins at 7 p.m. Thursday. Line-up will be near the Batavia Post Office on West Main Street at 6 p.m. Organizations should call the parade hot line at (513) 732-7245 to enter.

HAMILTON COUNTY

BLUE ASH - Ceremonies begin at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans' Memorial Park at Hunt and Cooper roads. Keynote speaker will be Lt. Gen. Richard V. Reynolds, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. A picnic-style lunch follows at Blue Ash Recreation Center, 4433 Cooper Road. Cost: $3 per person.

BRIDGETOWN - A Veterans Day program begins at 7:50 a.m. Friday at Bridgetown Middle School, 3900 Race Road. Veterans will discuss their service experiences in four morning sessions. At 10 a.m. a closing ceremony will feature bagpipes and a wreath-laying ceremony.

DOWNTOWN - The annual Veterans Day program begins at 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the Main Public Library, 800 Vine St. World War II veteran Tom Anderson, an Army Ranger during the Battle of the Bulge, will speak.

The library also will host these Veterans Day programs:

• Veteran Ancestors: Those Other Wars, 10 a.m. Saturday - Information about finding ancestors in lesser known wars, with Curt Witcher, historical genealogy department manager at Allen County Public Library.

• Surviving World War II: Tales of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times, 2 p.m. Sunday - The Library Programs Fund will present Glenna Meckstroth discussing her recent book.

EDEN PARK - Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 will hold a service at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Eden Park Drive. Guest speaker will be Maj. Wayne Baughman, U.S. Air Force Reserve.

GREEN TOWNSHIP - Members of the armed forces will be honored at ceremonies Thursday at Veterans Park, 6231 Harrison Ave. An M-60A3 Army tank will open for tours at 9:30 a.m. and the parade begins at 11 a.m. Information: Joe Russo at (513) 574-9757.

LOVELAND - Paxton's Grill, 126 W. Loveland Ave., will offer a free entree to veterans who fought in a previous war or who are home on leave from Iraq from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday. Information: (513) 583-1717.

MILFORD - A Veterans Day assembly is 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Madeira Middle School, temporarily located at 527 Lila Ave. Guest speakers will be John F. Dumont and Jack Buchholz.

MOUNT HEALTHY - The 15th annual Veterans Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. Sunday at Hastings and Hamilton avenues, sponsored by the Veterans Day Committee of Hamilton County. The parade ends with a service at the Veterans Memorial on McMakin Avenue.

SHARONVILLE - A Veterans Day program begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Princeton High School's Matthews Auditorium, 25 W. Sharon Road. The school's A Cappella Choir and Symphonic Orchestra will perform. Also, two Korean War veterans - William "Bill" Hickey and Wylbor "Gene" Molen - will receive their high school diplomas. Information: Vicki Hoppe, (513) 552-8283.

SYCAMORE TWP. - A Veterans Day program begins at 10 a.m. Thursday in the new gymnasium at Moeller High School, 9001 Montgomery Road. Vietnam veteran Tim Waechter will speak. Call Diane Hoctor at (513) 791-1680, ext. 125.

UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS - World War II veterans who liberated concentration camps are honored at an exhibit at Hebrew Union College's Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, Mayerson Hall, 3101 Clifton Ave. Guided tours of the exhibit begin at 3 p.m. today. Speakers include Elmer Reis, a Cincinnati veteran who helped liberate the Ohrdruf concentration camp, and Henry Meyer, a Cincinnati musician who survived the camp. Information: (513) 221-1875.

Veterans Day events open to the public may be faxed to Janinne Thompson at (513) 755-4150 or e-mailed to jthompson@enquirer.com.




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