VETERANS DAY Events schedule

A list of services, ceremonies and other events for Veterans Day as submitted to The Vindicator.


Girard: Veterans Day services will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday with a parade starting at Broadway and Market Streets. The step-off will be at 6 p.m., and the parade will march south on Market to Liberty Street, and head west on Liberty to the Girard Viaduct. At the viaduct, a short service will take place and a wreath will be thrown by the Army Navy Garrison 422 Ladies Auxiliary President. The Girard High School Band will perform, and the Girard Veterans Council Honor Guard will give a rifle salute with the playing of taps. The parade will re-form and march east on Liberty to High Street, north on High to Main and east on Main to the War Memorial. At the memorial, Boy Scout Troop 40 will raise the Flag, and a wreath will be placed by a representative of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 235. The band will perform as well as a second rifle salute and the playing of taps. Mayor James Melfi will speak with the Rev. Rhonda Gallagher of First Lutheran Church giving the invocations and benedictions at both the bridge and memorial.

Niles: Niles American Legion Post 106 will observe Veterans Day with an 11 a.m. ceremony Monday at Niles Union Cemetery, state Route 46 and Niles-Vienna Road. The ceremony will honor all branches of military service. The Niles McKinley High School band will play taps and Army-Navy Garrison 252 will perform a 21-gun salute. The Legion commander will share a few words. All veterans as well as the public are welcome.

Warren: The W.D. Packard Concert Band will host a Veterans Day Remembrance Concert with guest conductor Loras John Schissel at 3 p.m. Sunday in Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. NW. For information, call 330-841-2619 or visit


Beaver Township: Beaver Township will host a Veterans Day program at 1 p.m. Saturday at the veterans memorial at state routes 164 and 165. Vice Adm. John LaPlante, U.S. Navy, retired, will speak. In case of inclement weather, the program will be moved to the township fire station, 601 W. South Range Road.

Lowellville: American Legion Lowellville Post 247 will host a Veterans Day dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the second floor of city hall, 140 E. Liberty St. All veterans are invited to attend; make a reservation by calling 330-536-6575. County American Legion commander Rod Hosler will speak and present an award. Sergeant technician Vince Bellanca will receive the Knight of the French Legion of Honor. The medal was sent to him by the government of France 69 years after serving 144 days of continuous combat in Northern France. Bellanca landed in Cherbourg, France, and his unit continued all the way to Heidelberg and Mannheim.

North Jackson: Jackson-Milton High School, 10748 Mahoning Ave., will host a Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Monday in the high/middle school cafetorium. Speakers will be Master Sergeant Geoff Clark from the Vienna Airbase and U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-6th. Refreshments will be provided after the program for veterans in attendance. The public is welcome.

Struthers: Struthers City Schools will host a Veteran’s Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Struthers Veterans Memorial, at the corner of Morrison and Euclid. Guest speaker will be retired Lieutenant Colonel Roderick A. Hosler, U.S. Army. The Struthers High School band will perform during the service. Public welcome.

Struthers: Becker Funeral Homes and Struthers AMVETS will sponsor a Veterans Workshop and Health Fair on Saturday at Struthers AMVETS Post 44, 305 Elm St. The event will be from 10 a.m. to noon, with a continental breakfast offered at 9:30 a.m. Veterans benefits, veterans burial benefits, widows benefits, AMVETS benefits and funeral-arrangement pre-planning will be discussed. Call 330-755-2111 for information.

Youngstown: Cardinal Mooney High School, 2545 Erie St., will host a Veterans Day assembly at 2 p.m. Monday in the school gymnasium. Marine Sgt. Tod Schuller, a 2005 Mooney graduate and Afghan war veteran, will speak. All veterans, Mooney alumni, parents and friends are welcome. For information, call the alumni office at 330-788-5113.

Youngstown: The 15th annual Forgotten Heroes Program in honor of Veterans Day will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday in Tod Cemetery, 2200 Belmont Ave. Contact Steffon Wydell Jones at 330-259-2091 for further details. All are welcome.

Youngstown: The United Veterans Council of Greater Youngstown will conduct a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday at the Mahoning County Courthouse, 120 Market St. Guest speaker will be Jennifer Braun, Navy Waves Unit #21 president, to celebrate 2013 as the year of Military Women. Veterans and the public are encouraged to attend. For information, contact Barry Landgraver of the Mahoning County Veterans Service Commission at 330-740-2450, ext. 8390. Rod Hosler, commander of the United Veterans Council, is also available for information at 330-788-3270.

Youngstown: Students at St. Joseph the Provider School will honor veterans with a musical tribute to the armed services at 10 a.m. today at St. Anthony of Padua Church, 1125 Turin Ave. Songs featured will include “It’s A Beautiful Land We Share” and “You’re A Grand Old Flag.” State Sen. Joe Schiavoni of Boardman, D-33rd, will make a presentation. A reception will follow the program. All are welcome. Veterans are asked to make a reservation for attendance by calling the school at 330-259-0353.

Youngstown: The American Legion George Washington Carver Post 504, 2225 Glenwood Ave., will host a Veterans Day program at 5 p.m. Monday. Youngstown City Council president Jamael Tito Brown will be guest speaker. The event will honor Fran Jeffries and Phyllis Young, past and present Post 504 Women’s Auxiliary presidents. Dinner will be served.

Youngstown: Youngstown Christian School, 4401 Southern Blvd., will host its second annual Veterans Day program from 9 to 9:30 a.m. Monday in the high-school gymnasium. Students in grades K-12 will attend the 30-minute program to learn about the service and sacrifice of veterans. Sergeant Major John Williams will speak. Williams is a 1989 graduate of North Bloomfield High School in North Bloomfield and a graduate of Malone University and the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. His 24 years of military service include deployments in Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Operation Noble Eagle, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan). Williams currently works for the Defense Contract Management Agency and lives in South Amherst, Ohio with his wife and three children.


Leetonia: The Leetonia Community Public Library, 181 Walnut St., will host a program to honor Veterans Day at 4 p.m. Saturday. Peter Fraser, author of the books “Vietnam and Other Heartaches” and “Tapestry,” will be present.

Salem: In recognition of Veterans Day, the Salem Historical Society will host a 7 p.m. Tuesday program featuring “Medal of Honor recipients of Columbiana County” in the Dale Shaffer Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Military history enthusiast Derek Coffee, a descendant of congressman and Civil War hero General John Coffee, will display individual citations, gravesite photos, qualifications to receive the medal and information regarding the Columbiana medal recipients. Coffee has memberships with the Salem Historical Society, Winona Area Historical Society, where he serves as president, 398th Bomb Group Association, and is a lifetime member of NRA. The event is open to the public. Parking is suggested in the city municipal parking lot on South Lundy Avenue. Call 330-337-8514 for information.

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