American Idol Finalist to appear at Clermont Military Salute | Events
BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - A Salute to our Military and their Families will be held on Sunday, July 22, 6 p.m., at the Clermont County Fairgrounds grandstand, located at 1000 Locust Street in Owensville.
“We invite the entire community to come out and support our veterans and our troops,” said organizer and Board of Clermont County Commissioners (BCC) President Bob Proud. “This is a great opportunity to thank the many brave men and women who have fought for our freedom and to recognize the families of military personnel for their sacrifices, including those who have lost a loved one in service to our country.”
American Idol finalist Eben Franckewitz of Milford will sing the Star Spangled Banner at the event; Marine Colonel (Ret.) State Representative Danny Bubp (R-88) will be the featured speaker. “We will also have a large swearing in ceremony for military recruits,” said Proud. “Over 50 young men and women will take their oath of enlistment and be sworn into the military during the salute.” He said there will be other presentations and patriotic music during the event.
Admittance to the fairgrounds is free for everyone on Sunday, July 22, 2012. Veterans and current members of the armed forces (in uniform or carrying military identification) will be allowed to attend the fair for free all week; the Clermont County Fair runs July 22 through July 28.
For more information about the Salute to our Military and their Families, visit the website www.ClermontCountyFair.org.