Veterans Invited to Nov. 1 Public Recognition Ceremony at Lorain County Community College

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​Veterans from all branches of the Armed Forces and their families are invited to a free luncheon and public Veterans Recognition Ceremony hosted by Lorain County Community College (LCCC) in collaboration with Hospice of the Western Reserve (HWR) and HMC Hospice of Medina County on Wednesday, Nov. 1.

The luncheon will be held in LCCC’s Reaser Grand Room, 1005 North Abbe Rd., Elyria. Doors will open at 11 a.m.; the luncheon/program will begin at 11:30 a.m. Registration is available online or by phone at 216.430.0955. The deadline to register is Oct. 29.

A highlight of the event will be a moving ceremony during which each veteran, with permission, will be individually recognized and thanked for his or her service to the country and presented with a commemorative lapel pin issued by the Ohio Hospice Veterans Partnership. More than 200 veterans and their family members are expected to attend. The ceremony publicly honors and thanks all veterans; no hospice connection is necessary. The keynote speaker is Dr. Marcia J. Ballinger, president of Lorain County Community College. 

Bill Finn, president and CEO of Hospice of the Western Reserve, will share information about support available to veterans and their families through participation in the We Honor Veterans program, a pioneering campaign aimed at recognizing the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families.

Hospice of the Western Reserve and its affiliate, Hospice of Medina County, are also partners in the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, a Department of Defense program to thank and honor our nation’s Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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