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Veterans Day Ceremonies in Jerome Township and Plain City on Friday, November 11.


Here is information on the Veterans Day activities in both Plain City and Jerome Township.

In Plain City (from a news release from Bernie Vance):

“Veterans Day will be celebrated on Friday, November 11 with a Memorial Program beginning at 10:30 AM at the Plain City Elementary School Gymnasium, 580 South Chillicothe Street, Plain City. There will be special parking for those attending.

This year’s speaker will be US Army Lt. Col., Ken Ratliff. Lt. Col. Ratliff was commissioned as an Armor Officer in 1995 following graduation from Bowling Green State University, Ohio.

“His first assignment was with A Company, 1st Battalion, 147th Armor Regiment, Ohio Army National Guard, in Lima, Ohio. Over his 20-year career, he has commanded units at the Company and Battalion level. His staff assignments range from Battalion to Joint Force Headquarters-Ohio including Executive Officer for the 37th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Columbus, OH. He has two overseas deployments and one domestic response to Hurricane Rita.

“Since 2003, Lt. Col. Ratliff has served in the Active Guard Reserve program with the Ohio Army National Guard. In this full time employment program, he has served in a wide variety of units including Ohio’s Homeland Response Force and 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade. LTC Ratliff’s education includes the U.S. Army’s Command and General Staff School and a Master’s degree from Bowling Green State University.

“His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC).

“LTC Ratliff resides in Plain City, OH with his wife Amanda from Marion, Ohio and their two sons – James and Nathan. The family also has two former racing greyhounds, Annie and Maya.

“Please take a few minutes on November 11 to attend this Plain City American Legion Post 248 and the VFW, Darby Post 3268 sponsored event at the Plain City Elementary School on South Chillicothe Street and pay tribute to all those who have served in this country’s Armed Forces.

“For additional information contact Bernie Vance at 614-570-2962.”


For Jerome Township:

Veterans Day in Jerome Township will take place at the Soldiers’ Monument (at the corner of U. S. Highway 42 and Industrial Parkway) on Friday, November 11 beginning at noon with a welcome by Jerome Township Trustees, Joe Craft, CJ Lovejoy, and Ron Rhodes. The program will last approximately an hour.

After the invocation by Reverend Philip Bougher, Pastor Emeritus of the New California Presbyterian Church, the flag will be raised and the memorial wreath will be placed. John Cooper, acting as Abraham Lincoln, will address those in attendance.

The complete listing of events is below.

For more information, please visit the Jerome Township web site HERE.


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