Warren ready for annual Veterans Day festivities

WARREN – This year’s Trumbull County Veterans Day commemoration will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church, 256 Mahoning Ave. N.W., where Garey Watson’s 10-piece ensemble will play military music from 10:20 to 10:45 a.m.

Coordinated by Gary Gutelious, president of the Trumbull County Veterans Day Federation, the traditional ceremony will follow at 11 a.m., honoring local veterans with support by the 910th Airlift Wing from the Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna, Lakeview High School’s Women’s Choir and guest speakers.

This year’s ceremony will center on the 60th anniversary of the Korean War armistice agreement, a cease-fire signed July 27, 1953, essentially ending the war. Guest speaker Robert Brothers of Howland, a U.S. Army veteran, served nearly 400 days in “the forgotten war.”

The annual Trumbull County Veterans Day Parade will step off at approximately 12:15 p.m. from Perkins Park and move throughout the downtown area.

In a similar fashion to previous years, the Trumbull County veterans who were profiled in the Tribune’s weekly series – featured on Mondays since Memorial Day – will ride in cars provided by Diane Sauer Chevrolet.

About 60 units will be in the parade, including local businesses, organizations, clubs, and veterans and auxiliary groups, and the Warren G. Harding Marching Band.

From Perkins Park, the parade will move south on Mahoning Avenue, east on Market Street, north on Vine Street, and disband at High Street. The review stand where each unit will be announced will be at the corner of North Park Avenue and East Market Street.

The final weekly veterans feature of this year and more information about the ceremonies will appear in the Monday Tribune Chronicle.