Lakewood to Honor Veterans on November 11th at Lakewood Park | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Lakewood to Honor Veterans on November 11th at Lakewood Park

October 31, 2021

The City of Lakewood’s annual Veterans Day Ceremony will take place Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial in Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Avenue. Lakewood’s annual Veterans Day observance is a tribute to the men and women who served our country in the armed forces.

Lakewood’s Veterans Day program will begin with the Presentation of Colors followed by the National Anthem by performed by the Four Vet Quartet.

This year’s keynote speaker is Sean Ennis. Sean was born in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania in 1947 while his father was still being treated for wounds suffered in Europe at the nearby Valley Forge Army Hospital. His family moved to Brooklyn, New York when Sean was 11 days old. Sean’s family lived in Brooklyn and Northern New Jersey until 1960 when they moved to the Youngstown, Ohio area.  He moved to Cleveland in 1977.

Mr. Ennis enlisted in the Army in June 1965 and served with the Army Security Agency until April 1969. He served tours of duty in Vietnam, Korea, and Thailand.

Sean graduated from Youngstown State University in 1973 and began working for the government as a civilian. He worked for the Internal Revenue Service and later the Department of Veterans Affairs, Regional Office. He retired from government service in 2006.

Sean is a past Commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars District 7 and Post 2533 in Cleveland.  He is active with the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 15, the Joint Veterans Honor Guard, Honor Flight Cleveland, and the Airport Ambassador program at Cleveland Hopkins Airport. In 2011, he was inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

Other highlights of this year’s Veterans Day program include performances by the Lakewood High School Band and a 21-gun salute by the Joint Veterans Honor Guard.  The Veterans Day Ceremony is free and open to the public. Following the ceremony, coffee and doughnuts will be offered in the Woman’s Club Pavilion at Lakewood Park.