Base Cleveland Veteran News

Monday, April 16, 2018

Thank You Veterans

Prepared and distributed to Veterans and supporters of those who served 


Invitation to USS Cod Submarine Memorial: Veterans Family Fair, on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is an event for veterans and their families to enjoy the Cod (free tours and entertainment) and provide an opportunity for them to explore other North Coast Harbor attractions.  A brief program is planned at 12:30 p.m. to salute veterans and their families, complete with a deck gun salute.

The event planners are looking for service organizations that provide services to Veterans and families to set up information displays at this event on August 4th. This is a call to any organization that provides services to Veterans and their families.

Please contact Paul Farace at 216-408-699 or by email:, if you have any questions or are interested in participating.

  • USS Cod Submarine Memorial: “Where Cleveland Honors Veterans!”

*NEW* The USS Cod Submarine will open for tours beginning Saturday, April 28th, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  We’re open every day until September 30th. Then Saturdays only through November 24th.


On Sunday April 29, 2018, the “16th Annual Rally for Troops” will be held at the Greater Cleveland Veterans Memorial, (Mall A) also known as the Fountain of Eternal Life on St Clair Avenue at 11:00 AM. John “KIKS” Kikol, Rally organizer states that the “purpose of the Rally is to acknowledge the many sacrifices of our  active military,  veterans from wars past and present and most importantly Ohio’s two hundred and eighty one  (281) Gold Star Families who have lost a loved one in combat or active duty since September 11, 2001.”

The Rally is open to the public and there is no cost to attend. As in past years, assuming good weather, an expected one thousand plus motorcyclists will ride to the Rally from various locations in North East Ohio.

For more information on the Rally for Troops please contact John “KIKS” Kikol Organizer at or call 440-263-8121. Other 2018 rides or events supporting firefighters and law enforcement are the Firefighters Memorial Ride on May 27th, the Cops Ride on June 24th and Never Forget 9/11 Ride and Ceremony on September 19th. Find more information: or

2018 Veterans Day Ceremony and Parade:  the annual Veterans Day Ceremony will be held in the Rotunda of City Hall at 11 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2018 followed by the annual Veterans Day Parade which will step off at 12:30 PM, immediately following the ceremony.

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