Purple Heart Ceremony


Chillicothe's Purple Heart committee reminds the public that the monument dedication ceremony will be held 1pm on Veteran’s Day, Thursday, November 11th. It will be in Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Park and Chestnut Streets, where the Purple Heart monument will be located. The community is welcome. The ceremony will include a short program that will include the Honor Guard and presentation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Additionally, guest speakers will include Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney; Purple Heart Committee Chairperson Melody Lapczynski; and local Purple Heart recipient Ben Daughters. [ Gerry Palmer, President of the Ross County Veterans Council, will serve as Master of Ceremony during the event. [ The Purple Heart Committee thanks donors who made this monument possible, and a special thank you to the Ross County Veterans Council and the City of Chillicothe. Most importantly, the committee would like to thank veterans for their service.


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