Canfield Memorial Day Services set for 10 a.m. on Village Green

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CANFIELD — The 98th Annual Canfield Memorial Day Services will be held at 10 a.m. May 27 at the Gazebo on the Canfield Village Green.

The featured speaker for the ceremony on the green will be Colonel Joe Janik, US Air Force Reserve. A native of Buffalo, N.Y., Janik began his career as a Tactical Aircraft Maintenance Specialist in 1988 and is currently the Wing Commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, Youngstown Air Reserve Station. He has flown combat missions in support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom and is the recipient of numerous major awards and decorations.

Following the ceremony on the green, there will be a procession to the Canfield East Cemetery where a second brief ceremony will honor deceased Canfield veterans.

Participants will then return to the Canfield War Vets Museum where a final ceremony will be held to honor the following individuals whose names have been added to the Wall of Honor: Vernon Hood (WWII) , John T. Whitehouse Sr. (WWII), Charles M. Teenier Sr. (Vietnam) and Anthony Torella (Vietnam).

Those attending the ceremonies are encouraged to bring a single, non-perishable food item which will be collected and donated to area veterans in need by the Zion Lutheran Church Veterans Food Bank. Drop off points will be located near the gazebo, in front of the Canfield Township Hall, 21 S. Broad St., on the East side of the green and the War Vets Museum. Also, non-serviceable American flags can be dropped off at the collection box on the porch of the War Vets Museum throughout the year.

(In the event of inclement weather, the Ceremony on the Green portion of the services will be held in the Canfield High School auditorium.)

For information contact Post Commander Mike Kubitza at 330-727-8486 or mikekubitzaamlegionpost177@gmail.com; or Post Vice Commander Chuck Coleman at 330-727-5609 or ccoleman@zoominternet.net.

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