The City of Green’s Veterans Day ceremony will be held at the Green Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 Steese Road, at 10:45 a.m. on Monday, November 11.
World War II veteran Pete Keslar, 89, will be the guest speaker. Keslar was on a ship heading to the mainland of Japan when the atomic bomb was dropped.
In addition to our guest speaker, Mayor Dick Norton will thank and honor the veterans in attendance. The Green Intermediate School Choir will perform.
“It has become tradition in Green at the end of our Veterans Day ceremony to ask Veterans to line the ribbon walk of the memorial, so that those in attendance may shake hands with each of the veterans and personally thank them for their service,” said Mayor Dick Norton. “I’ve heard from a few who have attended in the past that this small gesture was the first time they were ever thanked personally.”
The City of Green Veterans Memorial Park was built in 2010 through the generous donations of local businesses, individuals and organizations.
Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served in the John Torok Community and Senior Center, 4224 Massillon Road.
In the event of rain or inclement weather, please visit the City’s website at www.cityofgreen.org after 9 a.m. on November 11 for cancelation information.
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.