Sunday, November 11, 2012
The city of Solon, Solon VFW Post 1863 and Solon AMVETS will hold a Veterans Day ceremony at 11 a.m. today at the Veterans Memorial.
The City of Solon, the Solon VFW Post 1863, and the Solon AMVETS invites you to attend the Veterans Day Ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Solon today. The ceremony will be held at the veterans memorial at SOM Center and Bainbridge roads and will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. with the call to remember to follow. The public is welcome as we honor all the men and women that served our country. Check out Solon Patch's video from last year's Veterans Day ceremony.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Solon honored its war veterans Friday during a ceremony at the city's veterans memorial, which now features the names of Solon veterans.
A list of Solon veterans who died in America's wars and whose names are enscribed on the memorial stones at Veterans Park: Oscar H. Biddle, U.S. Army, World War II Harold E. Blackburn, U.S. Army, Korean War James Cameron, U.S. Army, World War II Norman H. Cisar, U.S. Army, World War II Marvin Galvan, U.S. Army World War II Richard T. Hayes, U.S. Navy, World War II David J. Price, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam War Peter Rivacuk, U.S. Navy, World War II William R. Roth, U.S. Merchant Marines, World War II Perry N. Shively, U.S. Army, World War II Hubert H. Swift, U.S. Navy, World War II Barry K. Weaver, U.S. Army, Vietnam War John S. Wilson, U.S. Army, World War II Nelson W. Yost, U.S. Army, World War II
Are you or do you know a veteran from Solon who fought in one of America's wars? We want to share your story.
My first reporting job out of school was in Jacksonville, N.C., where I worked at the local newspaper and covered one of the largest Marine Corps bases in the world, Camp Lejeune. It was 2005 and 2006, the worst years of the Iraq War. One of my daily duties was going through casualty reports to find Marines from Camp Lejeune who lost their lives fighting. I found them too often. It is easy for people to remember those who died in the line of duty. As of Nov. 10, the Department of Defense says 4,421 have died in Iraq and 1,823 have been killed in Afghanistan. But just as haunting are the staggering number of wounded who lived through their war only to face a very different future than the one they imagined. To date, more than 46,000 …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
The city will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial to unveil the monuments engraved with the names of Solon's fallen veterans.
Last year, the city of Solon honored veterans by opening a new memorial park in the center of town on Veterans Day. This year, Solon will unveil newly engraved monument stones containing the names of Solon residents who gave their life in the military. The city will hold a ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Veterans Memorial Park at the corner of SOM Center Road and Bainbridge Road. During the ceremony the city will unveil the monuments for each military service branch containing the names of Solon residents who died fighting America's wars. The city will also unveil pavers with names of Solon residents who served in the military. The ceremony will remember the fallen heroes by reading the names of those Solonites who died and those who …
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The state representative reminds readers that Friday is Veteran’s Day.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
The following column by State Representative Marlene Anielski was submitted by her office to Patch: Honoring Our Veterans November 11th is a date steeped in historical significance, not just in America, but throughout the world. On this day 93 years ago, the World War I Allies and Germany signed an armistice, signaling the end of fighting on the Western front. In many countries, this date is now celebrated as Armistice Day to honor those who fought in World War I. Here in the United States, the holiday was renamed “Veterans Day” in 1954 to pay tribute to every American who has served in the U.S. Armed Forces throughout history. Since then, Veterans Day has become a yearly reminder of all that our military vets have sacrificed to keep us…
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The city wants to engrave the names of local veterans on either the armed forces stones or the paved walkway at the new memorial
The city has a new veterans memorial in the center of town and it also has a policy on engraving veterans' names at the park. Now Solon just needs the names of some heroes to honor. The city is now accepting applications from veterans and family members of veterans who want to have their name on the wall. Applications will be processed each year, and must be received by Aug. 31 to be eligible for that year's Veterans Day celebration. Under the city's policy, Solon veterans who died during service are eligible to have their name carved into the memorial stone for their service branch. Surviving veterans who lived in Solon either before or after their service are eligible to have their name engraved into the memorial walkway at the monument…