The Catawba Island Township Trustees are hosting a Dedication Ceremony for the Catawba Island Township Veterans Memorial Highway on Saturday, Sept. 11 at noon. The ceremony will take place at the intersection of Sloan and Crogan streets at the Catawba Point, one block south of the Miller Ferry Line.
The anniversary of the terrorist attack on Sept. 11, 2001 will not only recognize and dedicate the Veterans Memorial Highway, but will honor three servicemen, William Galloway, James Davenport and Lance Kohanke, from Catawba Island who gave their lives serving their country.
In addition to members of the Galloway, Davenport and Kohanke families, attendees will include the Catawba Island Township Trustees, Ottawa County Commissioners, State Representative DJ Swearingen, and Ohio Senator Theresa Gavarone. Reggie Langford, a Catawba Island resident and Purple Heart
recipient, will serve as guest speaker. The event is open to the public.
Parking will be in the lot at the southeast corner of the intersection, entering at the small red building. Additional parking will be available at the Miller Boat Line freight depot.
In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held indoors at the Catawba Island Township Administration Building on Cemetery Road. Any announcements will be posted on various Facebook pages the night before.