November 12 meeting
"A veteran is someone who at one point in their life wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for any amount, up to and including their life." (Author unknown)
With a gracious intent and generous support of Jennifer Kessel CEO, Aultman Orrville Hospital hosted Orrville Rotary Club's annual honoring veterans luncheon.  The previous day historically marked the 100th anniversary of Veterans Day which was formerly known as Armistice Day, first observed in 1919 to mark the one-year anniversary of the end of World War I.  Rotarians introduced invited veterans who, whether having served in far away locales or stateside, the common denominator of assembled veterans was that each served with personal sacrifice to secure and protect our precious freedoms, families and way of life. In some small and quiet way, we give thanks to each of the veterans who shared this special meeting with us and who continue to inspire us. Thank you for your service.
Aultman Orrville CEO Jennifer Kessel and Rotarian Justin Haislip, the meeting coordinator, share a lively moment prior to the luncheon meeting.
Cortney Lax Bates, youngest veteran (age 30) in attendance served 2012-2019 United States Navy and oldest veteran guest Joe Carney (age 97) served United States Army 1943-1945.