The communities of Canal Winchester and Groveport will recognize military veterans beginning Saturday, Nov. 9.

CORRECTION: Because of incorrect information on a flyer posted on the city of Groveport's website, the print and earlier online version of this story gave the incorrect address for Veterans Park, which is at 421 Main St.

The communities of Canal Winchester and Groveport will recognize military veterans beginning Saturday, Nov. 9.

Veterans and their families are invited to a free pancake breakfast from 8:30 to 10 a.m. Nov. 9 at Canal Winchester's Frances Steube Community Center, 22 S. Trine St.

Volunteers who will help with the event include members of Canal Winchester Senior Citizens Inc., Boy Scout Troop 103 and Girl Scout Troop 2053. The family of the late Fred Bivens, U.S. Air Force veteran and longtime senior citizens club member, will handle food arrangements, the city announced.

Following breakfast, a veterans march will begin at the community center entrance, travel down East Waterloo Street, turn at South High Street and end at Stradley Place, which is next to the city's Municipal Office Building at 36 S. High St.

A traditional Veterans Day ceremony will begin immediately after the march.

Veterans marching through the city's historic downtown will be joined by several military vehicles provided by Motts Military Museum in Groveport. The ceremony will include remarks from Canal Winchester Mayor Mike Ebert and VFW Post 10523 Commander Rick Williams and a keynote address by Dr. Dana Robinson-Street, a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Gulf War.

The ceremony also will include a performance of the national anthem by Mike Walker, City Council vice president, and patriotic selections presented by the Canal Winchester High School marching band and select vocal ensemble, a rifle volley and the playing of taps.

The city of Groveport and American Legion Robert Dutro Post 486 will serve as host to a Veterans Day ceremony at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in Veterans Park, 421 Main St.

Motts Military Museum director Warren Motts will lead the ceremony, which will include an address from Robinson-Street. More than 30 veterans who will have bricks commemorating their service placed in the park will be recognized during the ceremony.

Bricks may be purchased to honor military members by calling Patty Storts, Groveport community affairs director, at 614-830-2055.

Motts Military Museum, 5075 S. Hamilton Road, will host a reception immediately following the Groveport ceremony.

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