The annual special celebration honoring all veterans, living and deceased, and especially those active-duty military men and women who are currently serving in faraway places will take place just prior to Veterans Day in Canton Township.
Canton Club 55+ members and The Village Theater at Cherry Hill officials are partnering to honor area service men and women who have served or who are currently serving in the armed forces. This free event will feature a special program that will take place on the main stage of the theater. Featured presenters include Canton Township Supervisor Anne Marie Graham-Hudak and informational veterans' speakers, as well as a special performance by the 338th Army Band.
“Canton is proud to present this special event, which is designed to thank, as well as support our area's service men and women and their families,” said Jennifer Galazka, Canton Club 55+ recreation specialist. “This special tribute will bring together the community for an afternoon of celebration and appreciation of those who have put themselves in harm's way to protect our country.”
The annual Salute to Service event is set for noon until 3 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 10. The program will take place at The Village Theater at Cherry Hill, located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road, Canton.
Representatives of the Veterans Administration Ann Arbor Health System will also be onsite accepting donations throughout the event. Suggested items for donation include, but are not limited to new items in their original packaging: T-Shirts (sizes S-5XL); sweatshirts in all sizes (no hoodies, please); winter coats (all sizes); winter gloves, hats, and scarves; combs (4-inch size needed for inpatient use); deodorant, disposable razors; lotion; lip balm (Chapstick); and lap quilts (4-foot by 4-foot minimum size). Additional items that are needed include: cases of water, toilet paper, and cans of ground coffee.
No tickets are required for this general admission event and all ages are welcome to attend.
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is located at 50400 Cherry Hill Road in Canton. For more information visit www.cantonvillagetheater.org or call (734) 394-5300.