The Monroe County Commissioners invite the public to a special Veterans Day ceremony to be held at the Monroe County Court House on Tuesday, November 11th at 10:00 a.m. Their press release also extends a special invitation to World War II Veterans to attend and be recognized. The annual ceremony will honor all persons who have served honorably in our military services. The event is being sponsored by Burton Woolery American Legion Post #18—Richard E. Dunbar, Commander, a primary sponsor of a Veterans Day Event in Bloomington for over 45 years. The support and participation of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #604—Joe Harding, Commander, and AMVETS Post 2000—John Bowman, Commander, is also noted.
Colonel Turner Nolan, United State Army, retired, will serve as Master of Ceremonies and with weather permitting, a laying of memorial wreaths around the Veteran Memorial Monument on the Courthouse lawn will be conducted, followed by free luncheons at sponsor locations. World War II veterans are urged to contact Turner Nolan (812) 824-9478 to provide additional information to be used to honor their service. In recognition of Veterans day, there will be no parking meter costs downtown on November 11th.