By Beth Mlady (read the complete story here)
Middleburg Commons was transformed this week into a place of honor, respect and reflection for people who gathered to view the Vietnam War Memorial traveling wall exhibit. During opening ceremonies Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Gary Starr said those who gave their lives in Vietnam “served not in hopes of (leaving behind) a legacy … but simply because it was the right thing to do.”
Keynote speaker John Ligato said, “We fought for our brothers, those men to our right and left on the battlefield. We had a bond stronger than words could ever describe … Let’s make a pledge today … that we will never forget (those who died in Vietnam) because you are never dead to us until we have forgotten you.” Continue reading
Special events surrounding the American Veterans Traveling Tribute are scheduled throughout the week, including the POW/MIA Missing Man Ceremony at 5:00PM on Thursday, July 21, the Dusk Gold and Blue Star Mothers Candlelight Vigil on Friday, July 22, and the Veterans Pinning Ceremony on Saturday, July 23 featuring Major General Donald Hilbert. Other opportunities include wall rubbing and name locator services as well as informational tents where attendees can learn more about the Vietnam War. Continue Reading
The Middleburg Hts. Chamber of Commerce and the City of Middleburg Hts. are proud to present this replica of the actual Vietnam Memorial Wall that is in Washington, DC. It will be at the MH Commons (Craigmere and Bagley Rd. near I-71) the week of July 18-24 which is during the Republican National Convention downtown. Attendance is FREE, but sponsorships, donations and volunteers are needed. Call Cindy Peck at 440-243-5599 or visit www.middleburgheightschamber.com.
Expect traffic delays along the procession route. Click for traffic details
The City of Middleburg Heights and the Middleburg Heights Chamber of Commerce are proud to present the American Veterans Traveling Tribute, which will be on display July 19-24 (the week of the Republican National Convention) at the Middleburg Commons (Craigmere and Bagley Rd.).
Congratulations to our newly appointed Captain, Brian Villwock and Lieutenant, Dale Higginbotham. Brian and Dale were sworn in to their official offices, witnessed by family and friends, by Safety Director Sandra Kerber on June 27, 2016. Both are pictured with Chief Briant Galgas and Assistant Chief John Desmarteau. Continue reading