From the Office of Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke

For the third year in a row, Oak Hill Cemetery will serve as a Regional Site for the celebration of Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected Oak Hill Cemetery for the distinction in recognition of its outstanding annual Veterans Day service. Oak Hill Cemetery is one of only 51 cemeteries in the country to receive the designation for 2015.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert McDonald, said the VA notified Indiana Gov. Mike Pence about the designation and encouraged the Governor’s office to support local Veterans Day activities. The VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs also released a message from Secretary McDonald for possible inclusion in the local event program.

The Vanderburgh County Veterans Day Council will hold its annual Veterans Day Services at Oak Hill Cemetery at 1pm on Wednesday, November 11th. The service will take place at Veterans Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Chapel of Memories 1.  Earlier in the day, the Veterans Day Council will hold its annual service at Locust Hill Cemetery at 11:11am. The service at Locust Hill will be in the Mausoleum Chapel rain or shine.

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will attend both services. He will present a plaque to the Veteran of the Year, whose name will be announced during the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.