Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday, November 11

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday, November 11
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City of Green’s Annual Veterans Day Ceremony is Friday, November 11
at 10:45 a.m. at the Green Veterans Memorial Park

Veterans DayGreen, OH – The City of Green’s Annual Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Green Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road, at 10:45 a.m. on Friday, November 11. 

The brief ceremony will include music from the Green Middle School Seventh-Grade Choir and Green High School Select and Ensemble Choirs.  

Mayor Gerard Neugebauer and the community of Green will honor two WWII veterans – George Janis, US Navy veteran, and Curtis (Curt) Hecker, US Army Veteran

George Janis, a Green resident since 1969, joined the Navy in 1944 when he was 17-years-old.   A member of the USS Corregidor, CVE58, he was involved with search and rescue operations in the South Pacific for two years.  After returning home, he attended the University of Akron and earned a Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  He retired from the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company after 34 years in employment as a senior accountant.  Janis and his wife Patricia have been married for 65 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.

Curtis (Curt) Hecker graduated from Greensburg High School in 1941 and joined the army in 1943.  He served for two years as a staff sergeant Medical NCO in charge of Battalion Aid station in Europe.   Following his service, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and the Moody Bible Institute.  He is a retired mortician and an ordained Baptist minister.  Hecker and his wife Darlene live in Green and have one daughter, two grandchildren and six great grand-children.

Following the ceremony, a light lunch will be served in the John Torok Community and Senior Center, 4224 Massillon Road.

In the event of rain or inclement weather, the ceremony will be moved to Queen of Heaven’s New Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road.   Parking for the ceremony will be available at the Fire Station, John Torok Senior and Community Center and Queen of Heaven Church.

The City of Green Veterans Memorial Park was built in 2010 through the generous donations of local businesses, individuals and organizations.      

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents.  Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County.    Visit www.cityofgreen.org