Canton will once again honor area service men and service women who have served and who are currently serving in the Armed Forces in a special “Salute to Service” ceremony which will be held Saturday, November 11, 2017, at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton, MI.
This special Veterans Day celebration will recognize military personnel currently in active duty in our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard, and Reserves, as well as veterans of the armed services for their exceptional commitment and dedication.
The public is encouraged to attend this free event, presented by Canton Commission for Culture, Arts, and Heritage and The Village Theater at Cherry Hill. Doors will open at 6 p.m. for the public to enjoy exhibited military memorabilia displays and a cookie and punch pre-show reception, prior to the start of the formal stage presentation at 7 p.m.
This year’s feature speaker will be Richard Keenan, a local advocate and supporter of the Wounded Warrior Project. For many years, Keenan has worked to raise funds and awareness for the Wounded Warrior Project, which serves veterans and service members who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001 and their families. Keenan also helps share and promote their mission of honoring and empowering Wounded Warriors through a variety of programs and services which serve individuals with every type of injury – from the physical to the invisible wounds of war. Keenan’s Annual Old Glory Golf Outings, Yoga in the Park Programs featuring Dan Nevins, and other philanthropic efforts have helped raise tens of thousands of dollars to benefit injured veterans through the Wounded Warrior Project.
The program will also feature musical tributes by the Canton Concert Band, under the direction of Jim Blough.
In addition to the formal presentation, items for service men and women will be collected by the Michigan Military Moms, including individual size or travel size: disposable hand and foot warmers; Beef Jerky; new socks; and monetary donations to offset postage. Please note that all items must be small enough to fit a 12” x 12” x 8” U.S. Priority box.
Join us as we salute all veterans, living and deceased, and especially those active duty military men and women who are currently serving in harm's way in far-away places and across our homeland. For more information about this free event at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, please call 734/394-5300 or visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org.