ADA — Col. David D. Kretz will deliver reflections during a Veterans Day wreath-laying ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at the Henry Solomon Lehr statue at Ohio Northern University.
Kretz is commander of the 88th Mission Support Group, 88th Air Base Wing, based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton.
A color guard of the Ream-McElroy VFW Post 9381, Ada, will post colors.
The free Veterans Day event also will include an invocation by the Rev. David MacDonald, ONU chaplain; the University Singers performing the National Anthem and “Song of Triumph”; greetings and laying of memorial wreaths by ONU President Daniel DiBiasio and Ada Mayor David Retterer; a moment of silence; and the playing of taps by ONU Marching Band members Joseph Runser and Laura Ayers.
A free lunch will be provided for veterans and their families following the ceremony at the Ada VFW Hall, 2147 Ohio 235.