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On the Saturday before Memorial Day, May 27, volunteers from the Summit County veterans’ posts visit our county’s cemeteries and honor veterans by placing a flag on each gravesite. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help with this tradition or to volunteer in a different capacity. Please complete the volunteer form available on the VSC’s website at www.VSCsummitOH.us or contact David Burden at 330-643-7636.
Monday, May 30
3990 Brecksville Road
7:45 a.m. – Assemble
9:00 a.m. – Services
West Richfield Cemetery
4219 Broadview Road
9:30 a.m. – Assemble at Historical Building
(Old Town Hall)
10:00 a.m. – Services
Bath Memorial Services
(Across from the schoolhouse)
11:45 a.m. – Services
Flag Day is Wednesday, June 14, and it commemorates the adoption of the U.S. flag in 1777. It also is a perfect opportunity to ensure that Old Glory is flying proudly. The Northeast Ohio weather can wreak havoc on flags, and as many people know, flying a damaged flag is disrespectful.
Flags that are ripped, torn or frayed along the edges should be replaced, and flags whose red stripes have faded to pink should also be properly discarded. The VSC accepts worn-out flags at its office and disposes of them according to standard flag etiquette. If it’s time for you to purchase a new flag, please bring your old one to the VSC.
The VSC will host a Job Boot Camp on Saturday, June 3 for veterans who are seeking employment opportunities or career changes. The one-day workshop – taking place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VSC headquarters at 1060 E. Waterloo Road in Akron – will provide veterans with assistance in the form of resume analysis, skill assessment, dress-for-success tips and advice from local professionals. For more information or to register, call 330-643-7636 or visit www.VSCsummitOH.us.
The following week, the VSC invites all interested area veterans to attend a Veteran & Community Job and Career Fair geared toward skilled trades like carpentry, electrical, heating, ventilation and others. Taking place June 7 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the VSC office, the free event is open to all veterans and their dependents. Representatives from local companies as well as the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services will be on-site.