TAVARES — The East Lake County Library plans to honor local veterans from the East Lake area with a Veteran’s Wall located in the library. The ceremony will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 11 at the library, at 31340 County Road 437 South, Sorrento. Refreshments will be served.
Commissioner Leslie Campione, Lake County District 4, and Pastor Robert Mireles of Grace Baptist Church, will speak. The event will include a special flag ceremony by Cub Scout Pack 16 from Mount Dora.
“This a great tribute to those who served their country honorably,” said Tom Osebold, veterans service officer with Lake County, who will be at the event. “These names will forever be a part of Lake County history.”
The Veteran’s Wall is located in the library and will display plaques with the veteran’s name, theater of war and branch of armed service. The East Lake County Library, working in conjunction with the Sorrento Cemetery Association and the East Lake Historical Society, contributed names to the wall. After the ceremony, library staff will receive applications from residents of East Lake County who would like to add their local heroes and loved ones to the Veteran’s Wall.
For more information, call Scott Amey at 352-383-9980.