SIDNEY — Military veterans will be honored at the Shelby County Fair when the annual Veteran’s Day is held Monday, July 23.
Veterans and their spouses will be admitted to the fair free all day on July 23. The day is sponsored by Area Energy & Electric.
A service officer from the Shelby County Veteran Services Commission will be located next to the Free Entertainment Tent to answer questions and provide information about veteran and dependent benefits. Also, ID cards will be made for eligible veterans.
This year’s Veterans Celebration program will start at 7 p.m. in the Free Entertainment Tent. The guest speaker will be Darrell Guest, councelor at the Dayton Vet Center. This celebration will also include local Honor Guards and the American Legion Post 217 Firing Squad. Refreshments will be provided after the program.
Drawings will be held for six sets of four Dayton Dragons tickets, which will include $5 in Baseball Bucks and a free hat. There will also be a drawing for four separate $50 Visa Gift Cards.
The veteran must be present to win and must have appropriate identification. One of the following items would suffice to show eligibility as a veteran: DD-214; Active Duty Military/Retirement ID card; National Service Organization membership card; VAMC photo ID; or an ID card issued by the Shelby County Veteran Services Commission.