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(on 4th Tuesday, check Upcoming Events for location)
502 S. Burdick St.
Kalamazoo, MI  49007
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Now through October 21, 2020 the Kalamazoo Veterans Events Committee will welcome submissions for the second annual Kalamazoo Veteran of the Year Award.
 
The award is given by the organizations that sponsor the Kalamazoo County Veterans Day Ceremony: The Rotary Club of Kalamazoo-Sunrise and the Kalamazoo County Veterans Service Office, supported by other organizations and individuals in the Kalamazoo Veterans Events Committee.
 
Many veterans call Kalamazoo County home and they continue to serve this community with honor and commitment. The committee will recognize the continued service of our veterans and show gratitude for their years in uniform.

Any person or organization wishing to nominate a veteran should include the following information in their submission:
 
1. Their name and/or nominating organization and telephone number.
2. The veteran’s name and telephone number, his or her military branch and era of service.
3. A description of why the veteran deserves this year’s top honor highlighting the veteran's involvement with veterans organizations, volunteer activities related to veterans, involvement with other volunteer organizations/charities, and service to the community.
 
Submissions should be emailed to KalamazooVeteransEvents@gmail.com or submitted via the online form available at www.bit.ly/2020KalamazooVeteran.

The Kalamazoo County veteran selected will be honored at this year’s Kalamazoo Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11 at 2 p.m. at the Robert L. Cook Veterans Memorial Plaza at Rose Park in Kalamazoo.
 
For inquiries about the Veteran of the Year Award, please email KalamazooVeteransEvents@gmail.com or contact Robert Hencken at 269-720-2747 or legalbob@sbcglobal.net.

Please copy and distribute or forward this announcement to your contacts or anyone you think might be interested in making a nomination.

THE ROTARY CLUB OF KALAMAZOO - SUNRISE and the KALAMAZOO COUNTY VETERANS SERVICE OFFICE with support from the Kalamazoo Veterans Events Committee cordially invite the community to the 2020 Kalamazoo County Veterans Day Ceremony.

The program includes excellent speakers, music, poetry, and tributes to our veterans.

In addition to honoring Veterans of all eras, this year’s program will include presentation of the second annual Kalamazoo Veteran of the Year Award.

This year's principal speaker is LCol John Hadder, USMC (Ret.).  Color guards are expected from the United States Marine Corps, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, and other organizations. Music will be provided by Mr. Scott Thornburg, Ms. Grace Kalafut, and the Kalamazoo Pipe Band.

This is always a fine program so please attend! 

The Kalamazoo County Veterans Day Ceremony will be held outside at Rose Park, weather permitting. Inclement or too cold weather location has not yet been determined.  Social distancing and mask requirements as set forth by Governor Whitmer will be followed.

Everyone is invited to come and honor our Veterans!

For additional information, please contact Robert Hencken at 269-720-2747 or Peter Green at 269-373-5361

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  • Veterans Day Ceremony
    Robert L. Cook Veterans Memorial Plaza at Rose Park
    Nov 11, 2020
    2:00 PM – 4:00 PM