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Veterans Day is Sunday. Several events are planned this week to honor those who served

Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11. Events are planned throughout Butler and Warren counties to honor those who have served our country.

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Some of the area events will include:

MIDDLETOWN

A complimentary breakfast for veterans will take place Friday, Nov. 9 at 8:30 a.m. at Central Connections in Middletown. Doors open at 8 a.m. Central Connections is located at 3907 Central Ave. 

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Guest speakers include Dr. Dwight Webster, senior chief of chaplain services and Lisa Bohannon, clinical chaplain of Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

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HAMILTON

A veterans dinner will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Miami University Hamilton campus. The evening will include dinner, a silent auction, and a raffle. The dinner is free and open to the public. Proceeds will directly benefit Student Veterans Centers of Miami University Regionals Hamilton and Middletown Campuses. RSVP at MiamiOH.edu/Regionals/RSVP/Veterans.

A film screening, “From War to Wisdom,” will be held on Monday, Nov. 12 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., in Phelps Hall, Parrish Auditorium on the Miami University Hamilton campus. This documentary was filmed by local Marine Veteran Josh Hisle. There will be a veteran’s panel discussion following the film.

In addition, the Butler County Soldiers, Sailors & Pioneers Monument is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day. The monument is at 1 S. Monument Ave. For more information, call 513-896-9930.

OXFORD

A Veterans Tribute will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at the corner of Spring Street and Campus Avenue on the Oxford campus of Miami University. The Veterans Tribute will honor all current, former and future students who have served in the military.

In addition, Oxford Parks and Recreation will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 at noon at Martin Luther King Jr. Park. 

WEST CHESTER TWP.

The Caring Community Collaborative (C3) and Miami University Voice of America Learning Center will hold their annual Veterans Tribute on Friday, Nov. 9. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be at Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center, on Voice of America Park Drive in West Chester.

The tribute will begin at 11 a.m. with registration and networking. The program will begin at 11:30 a.m. A special focus of the program this year will be recognizing women veterans. The featured speakers are Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Michelle Stoffa, the Air Force Detachment 643 Commander at Wright State University, and Debra Zevallos, a veteran of the U.S. Navy Medical Services Corps. Music will be provided by the Lakota West High School Choir.

The event is open to all, especially veterans and their family members. Lunch will be provided.

Anyone planning to attend is asked to register, to ensure lunch and seating is available for all guests. Register by phone at 513-939-9255.

Miami’s Voice of America Learning Center is at 7847 VOA Park Drive.

For more information, email C3 at contact@C3Ohio.org.

HANOVER TWP.

Hanover Twp. will host a Veteran’s Day Memorial service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, followed by a reception luncheon. Free for veterans at the Community Center.

LEBANON

Warren County Career Center invites all area veterans to the annual Veterans Day Breakfast on Friday, Nov. 9 at 8 a.m. in the WCCC Commons. The Lebanon High School Junior Air Force ROTC will perform the Presentation of the Colors and the POW/MIA Table Ceremony. WCCC Culinary students will prepare breakfast, and veterans will enjoy musical entertainment by the WCCC Learning Lab Preschoolers, and patriotic posters by Graphic Arts students. To attend, RSVP to Peg Allen at (513) 932-5677 ext. 5204 or at peg.allen@mywccc.org.

All veterans, their spouses, and children are invited to attend a Veteran’s Day Celebration on Friday, Nov. 9 at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon at 1699 Deerfield Road. The community is also welcome. The program will be held at the Y’s Lebanon location, beginning at noon followed by lunch at 1 p.m. “We hold this program annually to honor all our veterans, and to recognize our local heroes,” said Julie Fennessey, coordinator of the Countryside YMCA Stolle Center. The event, which averages 600 in attendance, is a full military protocol program. The event is free and open to the community. For more information, or questions, contact Julie Fennessey at (513) 932-1424 or at julie.fennessey@ymcastaff.org.

MASON

The City of Mason is offering free admission to the Mason Community Center for veterans and their families throughout the weekend of Nov. 9 through Nov. 11. Guests should bring a military ID to take advantage of the offer. 

Hosted by the American Legion Post 194 and the VFW Post 9622, the public is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday, Nov. 11 the at the Mason Municipal Center. The ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature various speakers and presentations honoring our nation’s military and veterans.

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