Vets honored with new memorial

Dedication ceremony in Bloomingburg set for July 30

By Martin Graham -

Bloomingburg will honor veterans with a Memorial Dedication Ceremony on July 30 during the village’s annual Community Day.

The Bloomingburg Community Day Committee, with financial help thanks to grants from Fayette County Travel & Tourism and donations, recently received a Veterans Memorial for the Bloomingburg Town Hall lawn. The desire to honor veterans is something the committee has said they wanted to do for awhile, but just now has been able to complete that goal. To commemorate the occasion and to honor those who have fought for our country, the committee will be holding a dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. on July 30.

This ceremony will include a presentation by the committee and other residents of Bloomingburg and will feature the stories of a few residents who served in the military. The story of Corporal Henry Casey, who was a Medal of Honor recipient from the Civil War and lived in Bloomingburg, and John Wrobbel, who operated the Golden Loaf Bakery and served in the U.S. Army in both World War I and the Spanish American War, will be told by Robert Grim. Grim will also detail his own service to the country and the awards he has received.

Local officials and residents are invited to the ceremony. Veterans who attend will be recognized and thanked for their service.

Additionally, residents are encouraged to enjoy the fifth-annual Bloomingburg Community Day, which will be held from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the town hall on July 30. With activities such as a bouncy house, sack races, kids cornhole, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, karaoke, face painting, a dunk tank and much more, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

A car show will also be held, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a $10 entry fee and awards being granted at 2 p.m. Goody bags will be given to the first 25 entries, 18 car and truck trophies will be awarded, three motorcycle trophies will be awarded and many door prizes will be given away. This event is sponsored by Advance Auto Parts, Auto Zone, Ben Stage Metal Roofing, Bloomingburg Spring & Wire, Carroll Halliday Ford, CJ Pony Parts & Performance, Doug Marine Motors, Green & Sons, Gusweiler GM & Toyota, Hazelwood Painting and O’Reilly’s.

Follow the Record-Herald for more information as it becomes available and for an article coming soon detailing the service and lives of the three men being honored at the dedication ceremony.
Dedication ceremony in Bloomingburg set for July 30

By Martin Graham

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy