Mayor Cyril Kleem
Veterans’ Day is Friday, Nov. 11. We should thank our veterans every day but this is a special day to recognize those men and women who have served in war and peacetime to keep our country free.
The City of Berea is especially proud to pay tribute to military vets in a number of ways.
The City recently dedicated a Veterans Reserved Parking Space in front of City Hall. The space itself is painted blue with a large white star. A special sign designates the space for veterans only.
Local businesses that would like to add a Veterans Reserved Parking Space to their parking lots can call the Berea Service Department to discuss details. The City can help. Call (440) 826- 5816.
On Saturday, Nov. 19, military veterans and their families are invited to Movie Night at the Berea Recreation Center. We will be showing “Jungle Book” and popcorn and beverages will be provided. The movie is open to the public but we wanted to especially encourage vets and their kids to attend. The event is hosted by Pathways Hospice and its Veterans to Veterans Program in partnership with the City of Berea and Berea Cares.
The monthly Berean has begun a Veterans’ Corner column that lists local resources for veterans and their families. The Berean also carries feature stories and news about activities and support for veterans. If your organization has an event that holds special interest for vets and their families, please let us know. Send information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are small things but it’s something we can do on a regular basis to show how grateful we are for all veterans and for their service to our country.