Centreville acknowledges area veterans

The Centreville Downtown Development Authority is taking steps to ensure its area veterans are acknowledged on more than just a few occasions through the year.
Coinciding with a ceremony taking place Wednesday, the DDA plans to unveil a pair of banners and dedicate a portion of village sidewalk as a symbolic thank you to local residents for their military service.
First, however, a Veteran’s Day program will feature a trio of speakers:  State Rep. Aaron Miller, former State Sen. Cameron Brown and St. Joseph County’s Veterans Services Director Stoney Summey. The program begins at 11 a.m. along the sidewalk in front of the county fairgrounds.
DDA program director Carol Snow-Penn said the group is hoping to establish what will become a traditional observance of the holiday in Centreville.
Wednesday’s ceremony will include the names of Centreville’s local veterans, a list that has topped 100 names.
Also Wednesday, the DDA has organized a Freedom Lights Celebration, taking place at 7 p.m. on the courthouse lawn. Prospective participants are asked to bring a small flashlight.

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