Veterans Dayton-related events happening throughout the region this weekend and Monday:
MORE ON VETERANS DAY
Washington-Centerville Public Library will hold several events at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road.
• Veterans Exhibit: Open today and Sunday during open library hours. This year the exhibit will focus on the 1980s to the global War on Terror, and will include a tribute to the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
• Veterans Day Open House: Sunday from 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Visitors and school children are also encouraged to write thank you cards to our military which will be delivered to our troops before the Christmas holidays. Any thank you cards must be returned to the library no later than Monday in order to be delivered before the holidays.
For more information visit wclibrary.info or call 937-435-3700.
The Miami Valley Career Technology Center (MVCTC) is sponsoring the 2nd Annual MVCTC Veterans Day Breakfast on today from 8-11 a.m. Area veterans and their families are invited to enjoy a free pancake breakfast as a way of saying thank you for serving our country.
Breakfast will be served in the MVCTC Student Activity Center at 6800 Hoke Road.
The City of Moraine will hold its annual Veterans Event today at 11 a.m., at the Moraine All Veterans Memorial in front of the Moraine Municipal Building, 4200 Dryden Road. Mayor Elaine Allison will host the festivities, which include a guest speaker, recognition of engraved bricks of veterans, recognition of veterans in attendance and other activities.
For information, contact the City of Moraine at 937-535-1000. STAFF REPORT
All rides for active U.S. military members and veterans will be free on Sunday for Veterans Day. This free service includes fixed-route buses anywhere throughout the Dayton transit system as well as rides on RTA Connect, the agency’s ADA paratransit service. Anyone who is military active duty, discharged (DD-214), retired, reserve, or holds a VA identification card should show it to the driver upon boarding to receive a free ride on the Veterans Day holiday.
The city of Centerville and Centerville Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9550 will hold a ceremony starting at 11 a.m. Sunday at at the Veterans Memorial at Stubbs Park, 255 West Spring Valley Road.
The program will include remarks from Mayor Brooks Compton and a keynote address from Col. Matthew Muha, Military Deputy Director of the Tanker Directorate, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC), Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
The service will also include color guard presentations from Centerville VFW Post 9550 and the Centerville Police and Washington Township Fire departments’ honor guards. In addition, there will be musical performances by the Centerville Community Chorus and the Centerville Community Band, and a reading by Centerville High School student Yazmin Soulati. Cub Scout Pack 148 will lead the Pledge of Allegiance.
In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Centerville Police Building, 155 W. Spring Valley Road. Call 937-433-7151 or visit centervilleohio.gov for more information.
The City of Beavercreek Veterans Day Ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Veterans Memorial Park, 1911 N. Fairfield Road. The ceremony will honor and say thank you to all those many Americans who have served in the armed forces and those men and women currently defending our freedoms and the ideals of our country.
Colonel Thomas P. Sherman, the 88th Air Base Wing and Installation Commander at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, will be the guest speaker.