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LeCI's Veterans Day Ceremony

LeCI's Veterans Day Ceremony

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. 


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