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Veterans day closings and events



Post offices and most banks will be closed Monday in observance of the Veterans Day federal holiday. Only Express Mail will be delivered that day.


  • Beginning at 11:45 a.m. today, the Hospice of the Western Reserve and the Lorain County Community College Center for LifeLong Learning are presenting a veterans recognition ceremony in the grand room of the Spitzer Conference Center. About 150 veterans are expected to attend and the public is welcome. The program is expected to last until 2 p.m.
  • Home Front Moms, the local chapter of Blue Star Mothers of America, an organization started in 1942 by a group of mothers whose sons and daughters went to war during World War II, will dedicate a memorial stone at 3 p.m. Sunday in Ely Square in downtown Elyria in honor of all Blue Star Mothers of America. The public is encouraged to attend. Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1079 will attend. For information, call (440) 865-9445 or email
  • The dedication ceremony for the Iwo Jima mural in Amherst will be 11 a.m. Sunday. The mural artists, Mike Sekletar and Ryan Shannon, completed the project in less than three months. The mural won first place from Heritage Ohio in the Best Design Project/Event category and won the 2012 photo contest. Engraved pavers at the base of the mural help provide additional funds for the Wounded Warrior Project. Master of ceremonies will be Lou Maglio, a Fox TV-8 news anchor, and guest speaker is William Wenger, author of “Bunker Mentality.” A 21-gun salute and Air Force flyover will be performed, and lunch will be served by the Amherst VFW. For more information, call John Sekletar at (440) 988-5353 or any member of the American Legion Post 118 or VFW Post 1662.
  • Wellington VFW Post 6941 will host a Veterans Day luncheon noon to 2 p.m. Sunday. The soup-and-sandwich meal is free to all veterans, currently enlisted troops and one guest. Participants are asked to use the Depot Street entrance of the club, 207 N. Main St.

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