The Hillsdale County Veterans Hall of Fame will be holding its annual award and induction ceremony at 7 p.m., Nov. 9 in the Phillips Auditorium.
Ten soldiers, a veteran for each war from the War of 1812 to the Iraq War, will be inducted, as well as one military unit, according to a press release from Roger Yoder, the founder of Hillsdale County Veterans Hall of Fame Inc.
“It’s a part of local history that needs to be told, and a lot of people recognized, attended, or worked for Hillsdale College,” Yoder said.
Seven annual awards will also be presented by Hillsdale College graduate and retired Air Force Col. John Williams and commemorative coins marking the 100th anniversary of World War I will be sold at the event. Proceeds will go to help veterans.
Associate Dean of Men Jeffery Rogers, who served 26 years in the Navy, said he and two other veterans will be folding the American flag at the ceremony to honor all those who have served in the military.
“What about the guys who never got a thank-you?” Rogers said. “We do this to remember those.”