5/15/14 – 6:50 A.M.
Armed Forces Day ceremonies are set for this weekend in Findlay. The annual event will be held at the Hancock County Fairgrounds again, running Friday through Sunday afternoon.
The Findlay Military Association is making one big change this year. Instead of honoring one veteran they will honor five. Past Commander Roger Neff says the change is being made to mark the 50th anniversary of what is called “Ground Vietnam,” which is the length of time the U.S. had boots on the ground in Vietnam.
This year’s Veterans of the Year are McComb residents James Elsea and David Johnson, as well as Findlay residents Thomas Brown, Joseph “Chuck” Sear Jr. and Donald Beichler. The soldier of the year is Mark Lichak of Findlay.
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