Veterans March and Ceremony
The City of Canal Winchester, with Canal Winchester Senior Citizens, Inc. and VFW Post 10523 will host a Veterans Day Celebration on Saturday, November 11, 2023. The public and members of the media are invited to join veterans, local leaders, and distinguished guests for this patriotic annual event set in the heart of historic downtown Canal Winchester.
Pancake Breakfast - 8:30 A.M. to 10:00 A.M.
The Veterans Day Celebration will begin with a complimentary pancake breakfast for veterans and their families at the Community Center. The breakfast will be served by volunteers from Canal Winchester Senior Citizens club members, with food arrangements by the family of the late Fred Bivens, U.S. Air Force veteran and long-time club member.
Veterans March & Ceremony - 10:00 A.M.
A Veterans March will begin at the Community Center. Veterans will make their way through the city’s flag-lined downtown streets, traveling west along E. Waterloo St, heading south along High Street, turning right on to West Columbus Street, and making another right on to Warehouse Alley to end at the greenspace of Stradley Park, where a traditional Veterans Day ceremony will be held. The ceremony will begin immediately following the Veterans March.
Veterans marching through the city’s historic downtown will be joined by several military vehicles provided by Motts Military Museum from Groveport, Ohio. The ceremony will include remarks from Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Ebert and VFW Post 10523 Commander Rick Williams, as well as a patriotic keynote address from a featured speaker (TBD). Other highlights will include a special performance of our National Anthem by Councilman Mike Walker, patriotic selections by CWHS Select Vocal Ensemble, a 21 Gun Salute, and the playing of Taps.
During October, event organizers request submissions of veteran photos, including name, service dates, and branch of service. Photos will be displayed in an honorary digital exhibit at City Hall throughout November, and will be highlighted during Veterans Day events. Photos may be submitted using our online form, via email, or by mail (Community Affairs, 45 E. Waterloo Street, Canal Winchester, OH 43110). Please submit photos by November 1 for inclusion. Please note: Photos previously submitted to City of Canal Winchester’s Community Affairs office will be exhibited again and do not need to be resubmitted this year.