29 November LeCI's Veterans Day Ceremony November 29, 2016 By ODRC Institutions, Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI) LeCI, Veterans Day, Modern Warfare, Robert Duvall, Warden Schweitzer, Project Rise Above 0 The Incarcerated Veteran Chapters of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 592 and Veterans of Modern Warfare Chapter 25 of Lebanon Correctional Institution (LeCI), conducted their annual Veterans Day Ceremony, showing appreciation to all staff and inmates who are veterans and to show appreciation to all who are the military supporters. The Guest of Honor was Mr. Robert Duvall, a 97 year old World War 2 veteran who attends ceremonies on a regular basis at the institution. This year’s guest speaker was Mr. James Butler, a retired Chief Prosecuting attorney out of Hamilton County, who served two tours in Vietnam as an Army Special Forces officer. Following the ceremony, members of the Vietnam Veterans of America were presented with their 25th Year award as an incarcerated chapter. Members of the Incarcerated chapter also along with Warden Thomas Schweitzer made a $250 donation to Project Rise Above, a non-profit organization that provides services to those veterans going through the 18 month Veterans Court program in Warren County. Members also made a donation also along with Warden Schweitzer of $250 to the Dayton Area Honor Flight. This year the LeCI Military Support Committee presented a jacket to one veterans in the institution. This jacket was purchased with donated funds from staff veterans. Each veteran at Lebanon Correctional Institution was able to place their names in a drawing for a veterans’ jacket. Officer Thomas Koontz, an Army Veteran, was the lucky veteran and received the donated jacket during the ceremony. Related ORW 2017 Veterans Recognition Ceremony Veterans Helping Veterans Veterans Encouraging Veterans Jerry Howe Receives OCSEA Veterans Award CCI's Veteran's Day Ceremony BeCI Incarcerated Veterans’ Host Meeting with American Legion Post Members Comments are closed.