Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Memorial Day ceremony in Hillsboro, according to VFW Post 9094 Commander Rick Wilkin.
The event will take place on Memorial Day, May 29, beginning at 10 a.m. at the Highland County Veterans Memorial on the grounds of the county courthouse.
DeWine served as Greene County prosecuting attorney, in the Ohio State Senate, in the United States House of Representatives, as Ohio lieutenant governor and in the United States Senate. He has served as state attorney general since January 2011.
Mike DeWine grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio and married his high school sweetheart, Frances Streuwing, while both were students at Miami University. The DeWines, who have resided in Cedarville Township since DeWine graduated from law school, are the parents of eight children and 22 grandchildren.
Also participating will be the Highland County Honor Guard. Members of the Hillsboro High School band will be on hand to perform. Wilkin said bleacher seating will be available.
Wilkin said the Memorial Day service is to “honor the ones who made the ultimate sacrifice” for their country.
Wilkins said that the latest round of memorial bricks that have been purchased this year will be installed before Memorial Day. Questions can be directed to Wilkin at 937-364-2371.
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