Greene County Veterans Tribute
The traveling Vietnam War Memorial will be coming through the streets of Xenia as it heads to the Fairgrounds Complex to be in place for its showing in Greene County. The Memorial will be available for visitors on Thursday, October 11 from 1 pm until Sunday, October 14 at 2 pm.
It is important to know that N. Progress Drive between Dayton-Xenia and W. Main Street; W Main Street between Progress Drive and Detroit Street; N. Detroit Street between Main Street and W. Ankeney Mill Road; and W. Ankeney Mill Road and Purcell Dr. will be closed at some point during the parade of vehicles. This road closure should last between 45 minutes and an hour and the motoring public is asked to find an alternate route if they need to cross one of these streets.
The parade with the memorial will travel into Xenia with the Ohio State Patrol, Greene County Sheriff’s Office, and the Xenia Police Division all taking part. The Patriot Guard Riders, a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation that has one thing in common besides motorcycles. They have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security will be present. There will also be hundreds of other motorcyclists taking part in the procession which starts at the Nutter Center. It is estimated that there could be upwards of 3000 motorcyclists involved if the weather is nice. It is estimated that 18,000 to 20,0000 people will be visiting the memorial during its time at the Fairgrounds. For more information, please look at the Memorial’s website at www.avtt.org. There is also more information at www.co.greene.oh.us/veterans.