Blue Ash to Celebrate Veterans Day with Largest Ceremony in Southwest Ohio
The City of Blue Ash will honor our nation’s heroes with a Veterans Day ceremony at the Blue Ash Bicentennial Veterans Memorial Park. The ceremony begins at 10:30AM on Saturday, November 11th at Cooper and Hunt Roads in downtown Blue Ash.
This year’s ceremony will also include a new display emphasizing veteran suicide awareness and prevention. 600 American flags will be placed at the corner of Cooper and Hunt Roads to signify the number of veteran lives lost each month to suicide. The display will also include the 24/7 Veterans Crisis Line phone number (1-800-273-8255), available to veterans in need of mental health crisis intervention and support.
The keynote speaker will be Cincinnati VA Medical Center Director Vivian Hutson. Ms. Hutson retired at the rank of Colonel from the U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps after 30 years of honorable service and numerous awards and recognitions. The ceremony will also include a performance from the Ohio Military Band, a military fly-over, and writings from local students.
The ceremony will be followed by a luncheon at the Blue Ash Recreation Center, located at 4433 Cooper Road. A special veteran will receive the “Top Vet” award during the luncheon.This marks the 25th year that veterans groups from the Tri-State region will celebrate Veterans Day in Blue Ash. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend the ceremony.