Veterans Day ceremonies in Cincinnati and the surrounding suburbs pay tribute to veterans throughout the second weekend of November 2007. Veteran’s Day Monday in Cincinnati features a program the library in the morning and a reading of names at Mason High School in the evening.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will host its 53rd annual Veterans Day event at the main library. The Cincinnati library’s free Veterans Day program begins at 10:45am on Monday November 12, 2007 with an opening by Sheriff Leis Bagpipe and Drum Corp. World War II veteran William Cosgrove delivers the keynote address and patriotic songs are sung by the Walnut Hills Choir. The free Cincinnati Veterans Day event concludes with a ‘Light of the Flame of Remembrance’ and a performance of Taps. The main library is located at 800 Vine Street in downtown Cincinnati with metered parking available on the streets.
The University of Cincinnati and ROTC host their third annual free Veterans Day Ceremony at McMicken Commons, a central green space on the main campus. The Army and Air Force ROTC Units and the U.C. sponsor the Veterans Day event to honor student, staff, and faculty veterans on Friday November 9, 2007. The University of Cincinnati Veterans Day event can be found by mapping 265 Tangeman University Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and parking is at the CCM garage.
Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center sits on the banks of the Ohio River, near the Bengals’ and Reds’ stadiums, and honors the champions of freedom from the era of slavery and the Underground Railroad to contemporary times. In honor of Veterans Day, military veterans and active duty military personnel get free admission on Sunday November 11, 2007. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center opens at 11am and is located at 50 E. Freedom Way in Cincinnati.
Delhi Veterans Memorial Park is expected to be ready for a Veterans Day dedication on Monday, November 12, 2007. Veterans’ names are currently being engraved in a granite wall on the Veterans Memorial along with new flag poles and landscaping thanks to a $100,000 grant. Names honored on the wall include recent veterans as well as veterans from the Civil War and the American Revolution. Delhi Veterans Memorial Park is located on Neeb Road by the Delhi Township offices on Cincinnati’s west side.
Blue Ash, just 15 minutes north of Cincinnati, hosts a free Veterans Day Ceremony on Sunday November 11, 2007 between 10:30am and Noon. A Military Analyst and veteran Colonel Dean Smittle will deliver the keynote address and the Ohio Military Band will perform. The Blue Ash Veterans Day event will be held at the Veterans Memorial near Cooper and Hunt Roads.
Just a few miles further north on I-71, sits Warren County’s growing suburb of Mason, Ohio. Mason High School hosts a special Veterans Day Ceremony with a “sharing of names,” as the names of men and women who died serving their country are read. Mason’s Veterans Day event is on Monday November 12, 2007 at 7:30pm. Mason High School is located at 6100 Mason-Montgomery Road.