PREBLE COUNTY – The Veterans Services Office is looking for families of any and all military service personnel who died while they were in the service of our country. This includes everyone who died either in combat, in transit, in training, on leave, from illness or any other cause during their enlistment.
The Preble County Veterans Service Office would like to honor all local families no matter when the family member died while on active duty. Be it the War of 1812, the Civil War, WWI or WWII, Korean, the Cold War, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom, servicemen and women who have died while serving during conflicts since will be honored at the annual Veterans Day Service program to be held at the PC Fairgrounds grandstand prior to this year’s parade on Saturday, July 26.
Families wishing to participate need to contact the PC Veterans Service Office at 937-456-6111 or stop in at 108 N. Barron Street, just behind US Bank, for additional information.
The ceremony will last no longer than 30 minutes and it is hoped that families from all eras will join in the ceremony in honoring all Preble County Veterans who choose to serve and died while in the service of this country.
Families need to register by Tuesday, July 22, with the VSO so preparation can be made to display their veteran’s name and year of death, and so arrangements can be made to make sure families are admitted to the fairgrounds on parade day.