CLEVELAND — While its parade was canceled due to inclement weather, the City of Cleveland, Cleveland City Council and the Joint Veterans Council of Cuyahoga County still hosted their celebration and resource fair on Friday.
WKYC streamed the celebration at City Hall, which can be viewed in this story.
Friday's event featured remarks from local officials, including Mayor Justin M. Bibb, Cleveland’s Chief Director of Public Safety Karrie D. Howard, Jim Riley of the JVCOCC, U.S. Army veteran and CEO and co-founder of Ibility LLC, Danielle Krakora, and keynote speaker U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel Douglas K.N. Fullerton. The presentations of the Judge Felix T. Matia Outstanding Service Award for service to veterans and the community, the Martin L. Flask Legacy Award honoring a commitment to veterans and public service, and veteran student awards also happened at the event.
In addition to the city's celebration, a Veterans Resource Fair will be held at Cleveland Public Auditorium (500 Lakeside Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair will feature 50 vendors that support the needs of veterans, with boxed lunches provided for the veterans in attendance and free flu and COVID-19 booster vaccines available.
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