Oak Hill Cemetery Honored as a Veterans Day Regional Site

(November 8, 2018) For the sixth year in a row, Oak Hill Cemetery will serve as a Regional Site for the celebration of Veterans Day. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs selected Oak Hill Cemetery for the distinction in recognition of its outstanding annual Veterans Day service. Oak Hill Cemetery is one of only 51 sites in the country and the only site in Indiana to receive the designation for 2018.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert Wilkie, has notified Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb about the designation and encouraged the Governor’s office to support local Veterans Day activities. The VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs also released a message for possible inclusion in the local event program.

The message reads, in part:

“On behalf of the Veterans Day National Committee, I am pleased to announce that the City of Evansville, Indiana has been selected as a regional site for the commemoration of Veterans Day 2018.  Your regional site, as well as other sites around the country, serve as fitting tributes to America’s heroes, as well as models for other communities to follow in planning their own observances.”

The Vanderburgh County Veterans Council will hold its annual Veterans Day Services at Oak Hill Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 11. The service will take place at Veterans Plaza. In case of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Chapel of Memories. Earlier in the day, the Veterans Council will hold its annual service at Locust Hill Cemetery at 11:11 a.m. The service at Locust Hill will be in the Mausoleum Chapel rain or shine. 

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke will attend both services. He will present a plaque to the Veteran of the Year, whose name will be announced during the service at Oak Hill Cemetery.

Veterans Day 2018