Greater Canton Veterans Council Veterans of the Year awards presentation, 11 a.m. Nov. 11 at Westbrook Park, 13th Street NW and Harrison Avenue NW. The Veterans of the Year is Richard L. Biedenbach.
The Scottish Rite Valley of Canton program and dinner, Nov. 12 at Masonic Temple, 836 Market Ave. N. The public program will feature Cantons Hall of Fame Chorus from 4 to 5 p.m., followed at 5:30 p.m. by a dinner (by reservation only) and guest speaker, Col. Donald E. Ballard of the Kansas National Guard and former member of the United States Navy. Dinner is $15 per person, $25 per couple. Proceeds benefit the Forgotten Veterans Program. For reservations, call 330-455-2321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Pro Football Hall of Fame is offering all veterans, active military and one guest free admission into the Hall’s museum throughout November. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more details, visit www.ProFootballHOF.com/visit.
Ceremony including music from the Green Middle School seventh-grade choir and Green High School Select and Ensemble Choirs, 10:45 a.m., Nov. 11 at Green Veterans Memorial Park, 4224 Massillon Road. World War II veterans George Janis, U.S. Navy; and Curtis Hecker, U.S. Army, will be honored. A light lunch will follow in the John Torok Community and Senior Center. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved to Queen of Heaven's New Parish Life Center, 1800 Steese Road.
Veterans Day Celebration, Nov. 11 at Lake High School, 1025 Lake Center St NW. All veterans and their families are invited. An informal reception will take place at 7:45 a.m. in the cafeteria. The program, including speakers and music, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the gym. Those attending are asked to enter Door No. 7 by the Lake Community Library or Door No. 5 by the YMCA.
Aultman Woodlawn, Hospice and Palliative Care Services program, 9 a.m. Nov. 11 at the entrance circle of the Compassionate Care Center, 2821 Woodlawn Ave. NW. The speaker will be chaplain and veteran Michael Lemon with music provided by Michelle Cole. There will be representation from the American Legion Post 44 with Commander Brad Teis and Honor Guard. A pinning ceremony will be featured to honor all veterans and their families. For more details, call Chaplain Kathleen Schen at 330-605-6843.
Celebration and recognition, noon Nov. 10 at Stark State College, Room M100, 6200 Frank Ave. NW. The event will include the Green High School ROTC, the Stark State Chorale, speaker Jaxon Teig, hot dogs, chili and other refreshments. From 9 to 11:30 a.m., the Stark County Recorder's Office will issue veteran IDs for $1. Applicants should bring their DD214, a state-issued ID, driver's license, Social Security card, birth certificate, concealed carry license or another military ID.
Salute to Veterans, Nov. 11 at Veterans Park, 1714 Schneider St. NE. A Blue Star Memorial Marker will be dedicated by the Heritage Herb Society and the township trustees at 9 a.m. A veterans breakfast by Mary Ann Donuts, Samantha's Restaurant on Market Avenue and Starbucks at Washington Square will take place at 9:30 a.m. at the Central Fire Station. The ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. with the National Anthem by the GlenOak High School band, opening remarks by trustees president Scott Haws and the keynote speech by two-star Maj. Gen. (retired) Dan Hahn, followed by the playing of Taps. Lunch will be provided by Mission BBQ at 11:15 a.m. at Central Fire Station. Representatives from local organizations will pass out information from 8 a.m. to noon at the fire station. A flag-retirement ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the fire station, with a bagpipe player, Ohio Patriot Guard and the trustees.