Keene Veterans Memorial Celebration announced

| May 24, 2017

KEENE – The community is invited to the 135th annual Keene Veterans Memorial Celebration on Sunday, May 28 complete with a special church service, lunch, and parade.

At 9:30 a.m., a Veterans Memorial Church Service will be at Keene United Methodist Church with featured speaker Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Brian D. Golden. Currently serving in Brussels, Belgium, he is the Senior Executive Officer to the Secretary of Defense Representative in Europe and the Defense Advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to NATO.  A 1992 graduate of River View High School, he was also a member of MYF (Methodist Youth Fellowship) while attending Keene United Methodist Church. Golden will be returning to Keene to speak about his thoughts on Memorial Day and his military service around the world.

The Keene Methodist Youth Fellowship will serve a lunch from 10:30 a.m. until noon in the church fellowship hall.

The Veterans Memorial Parade in Keene starts at noon, led by the Grand Marshal Lister Endsley, Walhonding Rube Band, and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Department. Held since 1882, Keene is recognized as the second oldest continuously held Memorial Day Parade in Ohio. The Warsaw American Legion Post 634 will give a 21 gun salute at both cemeteries and the Veterans’ Monument in Keene.

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