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Local Veterans Honored at Tenth Annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon and Celebration

Veterans Day

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, October 31, 2019 – Western Reserve Hospital and the City of Cuyahoga Falls will honor veterans at the tenth annual Veteran’s Day Luncheon and Celebration on Monday, November 11 at the Cuyahoga Falls Natatorium.

The key note speaker will be Ray Horner, WAKR Morning Show Host/Program Director. Veterans will be celebrated during the veteran pinning ceremony, presented by Mayor Don Walters of Cuyahoga Falls, Mayor John Pribonic of Stow and Mayor Bernie Hovey of Silver Lake.

The celebration is the largest throughout Summit and Portage counties providing a free lunch, door prizes, performances by the Summit Choral Society and easy access to local organizations dedicated to serving veterans and senior citizens.

Immersive Cure, headquartered in Akron, will be available to take veterans to war memorials using virtual reality technology. The Humane Society of Summit County will be showcasing adoptable pets. Their Seniors for Seniors program allows seniors to adopt a senior animal at no charge. In addition, due to the generosity of a special donor, all adoptions to veterans and active military will be free during the month of November.

“We are proud to honor the men and women who selflessly serve and have served our country as they continue to make innumerable sacrifices to keep us all safe from harm,” said Mayor Don Walters. “We recognize and are grateful for every one of them, many of whom live in the City of Cuyahoga Falls, for the work that they have done for our country.”

“Western Reserve Hospital will always be a strong supporter of those who have, and do, serve our country,” said. Dr. Robert Kent, president and CEO of Western Reserve Hospital. “Having the opportunity to host a Veterans Day celebration with the City of Cuyahoga Falls for the tenth year in a row allows us to come face-to-face with veterans and let them know how much we truly appreciate their service.”

Western Reserve Hospital continues to honor veterans by showcasing art by Jacob Mollohan at the hospital, which is on display throughout the month of November near the main lobby. Mollohan is based in Akron, OH and currently works as a Real Estate and Architecture photographer. This year he achieved an honorable mention at the 419 Square Miles Exhibition where he was then invited to sit on an artist panel discussion.

“My goal with this series is to show interaction between people, but also show the care that goes into keeping Akron’s community spaces maintained. I have a fondness for the idea of relationship building through community sports,” said Mollohan. “As a young man, I served in the Army and built friendships through pick-up games during our off hours. It was a way to blow off steam and get to know each other outside of our day to day duties. Similarly, I see this happening in the neighborhoods throughout Akron. The photographs show how pick-up basketball games can bring together a diverse group of people. They highlight the bonds between people within a community through spectating, participation, and socialization.”

RSVP by November 4 by calling (330) 926-3445 or email hospitalevents@westernreservehospital.org.