Monday, November 12, 2012
Flag donated by Elyria American Legion 12 is raised in Veterans Day ceremony
The first Veterans Day at Ames Family Hospice was a special one. A new flag, donated by Elyria American Legion Post 12, was raised at the flagpole Sunday afternoon by Post 12 members Bill Brokop and Ron Carr. Buglers played Taps, and Carr gave a short speech on the history and importance of Veterans Day. One hospice patient, a woman who served in the Army, was given a pin honoring her service in a ceremony following the flag-raising. "We're all part of a family," Carr said of those who have served. "She is our sister-in-arms." Veterans who serve as Ames Family Hospice volunteers were also honored with a reception afterwards. Tom Schuerger of Westlake, who served in the U.S. and Okinawa from 1960-64, is one of those volunteers. He has been …
One of the veterans who helped raise the flag at Ames Family Hospice shares his thoughts on Veterans Day.
Ron Carr was a fitting person to speak at Sunday's Veterans Day flag-raising at Ames Family Hospice. Carr is a member of Elyria American Legion Post 12, which donated the flag to fly at the hospice. He and fellow Post 12 member Bill Brokop raised the flag. After the flag was raised, Carr gave a short speech on the history and importance of Veterans Day. Check out the attached video to see some of it. Carr served in the Army during the Allied occupation of Germany in the 1950s. His family has a long tradition of service. On his mother's side, he has ancestors who fought in the American Revolution. On his father's side, it goes back to the Civil War. It's why he likes attending events such as Sunday's flag-raising. "It's an honor to do it," …
Monday is a holiday for some government agencies and businesses.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Westlake businesses are offering discounts and freebies to veterans
It's Veterans Day and lots of American businesses are showing their gratitude to American servicemen and women. Here are some Westlake businesses saying "thanks" to veterans by offering discounts and free items and services. Bring your military IDs and/or veterans organization membership cards to get the deals. Do you know of other special treats, discounts or freebies for veterans for Veterans Day? Share them in the comments. Max & Erma's: On Nov. 11, veterans and active military members get a free tortilla soup or side Caesar salad, a cheeseburger and fries, and a fresh-baked chocolate-chip cookie. Applebee's: Veterans and active military get a free signature entree on Nov. 11. Champps Restaurant & Bar: Veterans and active military get a…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Veterans Day is Sunday, but Monday may be a holiday for some.
Veterans Day is Sunday, Nov. 11. But there may be some government offices and businesses that take Monday, Nov. 12, as the holiday. Here's a rundown of some openings and closings on Monday so you can plan ahead: All federal and state government offices will be closed. Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles offices will be closed. There will be no mail delivery and Post Offices will be closed. City of Westlake offices, facilities and City Hall will be open regular hours. There is a Planning Commission meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday at City Hall. Banks are closed. Trash pickup will be on its regular schedule. The city will be doing leaf pick-ups. Westlake City Schools are open. St. Bernadette School is open.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Westlake veterans and families welcome as Ames Family Hospice raises flag and honors veterans
Local veterans and their families are invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony on the 30-acre grounds at Ames Family Hospice House, 30800 Hospice Way, Westlake, on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. The ceremony will take place in the large Veterans Garden located in front of the house. Spokesperson Laurie Heinrichsen said veterans from Westlake are welcome to attend the ceremony. American Legion Post 12 from Elyria will be donating a new 4 x 6 foot flag to wave from atop the 30-foot flagpole located in the center of the garden and will perform a ceremony honoring the memory of all who have lost their lives in service to the county. A bugler will perform Taps. The flag donation came about through the efforts of veteran Ken Sedlak, …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Twelve local veterans visited the high school and received free tickets to the school play.
The Westlake High School National Honor Society hosted a Veterans Day breakfast on Friday for 12 local veterans. The veterans enjoyed a breakfast, provided by WHS Head Cook Mary Kay Auger, and fresh-baked cookies from Elena Prohaska's family and consumer sciences class. Each veteran also got to take home a gift bag with Westlake magnets, candy, hats from the Demons Club and tickets to the upcoming WHS Center Stage Players’ performance of The Importance of Being Earnest.
Friday, November 11, 2011
We'd like to take some space to share your veterans photos and stories in honor of the fallen.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Have you or a loved one served our country? Whenever you served, wherever you served, we'd like to see your photos or videos. Is there a photo showing you serving veterans or at a veterans event? Let's see those, too! Honor your dad, your aunt, your friend, your grandpa by sharing their photo. It's easy! Click the "Submit your photo or video" button below and upload the photo. When the photo's done uploading, click the "edit" option and add a caption telling about who is in the photo. You can also talk about your experiences, and your memories of a veteran you know, in the comments. Here are some Veterans Day facts and figures: