The City of Harrison installed 35 new lamp post banners this fall to honor active duty service members and veterans from the City and surrounding townships.
Banners were purchased by families of those featured with American Legion Yeager-Benson Post 199 helping with the cost. Applications for the next installment of banners will be available in the spring.
A Veterans’ Day Ceremony will take place at Harrison Elementary School (600 East Broadway Street) Nov. 8 at 1:45 p.m. Reservations are not necessary.
Harrison Village Historical Society Museum (115 North Walnut Street) opened a new exhibit earlier this year featuring the Medal of Honor and Purple Heart presented posthumously to Marine William Baugh. The exhibit includes the photos and names of other men who have died in military service, as well as other memorabilia. The museum is open November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., Dec. 2 before and after the Christmas Parade, and Dec. 14 from 1 to 3 p.m.
In addition to the Legion, Harrison is home to Amvets Post 13 and VFW Duwel Post 7570. Links to these organizations’ websites and contact information is available here.
Local churches may also have services for veterans.
Veterans Day is a federal holiday and is observed annually on Nov. 11.