Chillicothe Purple Heart Dedication Set for Veterans Day

The dedication ceremony for Chillicothe's new Purple Heart Monument will be held tomorrow, Thursday, November 11th.

The Veterans Day dedication for the monument will take place at 1:00 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, at the corner of Park and Chestnut Streets where the monument will be located.

The ceremony will include a short program and a salute from the ross county honor guard. There will also be a presentation on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Guest speakers include Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney, Purple Heart Committee Chairperson Melody Lapczynski, and local entrepreneur and Purple Heart recipient Ben Daughters. Gerry Palmer, President of the Ross County Veterans Council, will serve as Master of Ceremony.

The monument accompanies Chillicothe's recent Purple Heart City designation, meant to honor U.S. military members who have been wounded or killed in service of their country.

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