​​Freedom's Never Free

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

LOCATION:  Fairfield County Fairgrounds

                    157 E. Fair Avenue

                    Lancaster, OH  43130

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2017:

     Escort of the "Tribute to Valor", Traveling Small Wars/Conflicts Memorial.  Those wanting to drive up as a group from Lancaster to Killbuck Creek Distillery will meet at the Fairfield County Fairgrounds at 10:45 a.m., kickstands up at 11:30 a.m.  All are welcome to join the escort. Patriot Guard will be leading the escort with Ride Captain is Ray Schwabe.

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            STAGE #1:
                                     Killbuck Creek Distillery 
                                     42869 US Rt 36
                                     Warsaw, OH 43844
      Be at the Killbuck Creek Distillery at 1:15pm, kickstands up at 2:15pm.  Head East on Rt. 36 into Coshocton for approx. 6 miles to Rt. 16 West.  Follow Rt. 16 West for 33 miles to Stage #2 - BP/Wendy’s, 55 Dayton Road, Newark, OH  43055.

             STAGE #2:
                                     BP/Wendy’s

                                     55 Dayton Road

                                     Newark OH 43055
       We’ll take a 20 minute pit stop for bathroom breaks and to rendezvous with riders picking us up there. Depart promptly at 3:15pm and continue West on OH 16 for approx. 9 miles.  Exit onto OH-37 at Granville.  Follow OH Rt. 37 for approx. 26 miles into Lancaster.  Turn right onto Fair Ave. then into the Fairgrounds, arriving at 4pm.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2017:
                       10:00 a.m. - Set posts for Field Of Heroes Flags


                       4:00 p.m. - Opening Ceremony and Field of Heroes Posting of the Colors.  Those who                                              have sponsored a Flag for their hero are encouraged to come post their                                                Colors.

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2017:

                             Day of Remembrance

                       7:00 p.m. - 3rd Annual USO Dance with The Nostalgics, an 18-piece dance band

                                           & the Bashful Blondes trio

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2017:
                       8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - FREE Active Shooter Class. 

                                                               This class is conducted by CPD and seating is limited to 80                                                                         people.  You may call 740-277-8531 to reserve your seat,                                                                           otherwise it is first come, first served.  Please note the                                                                               class will start promptly at 8:30 a.m.


                       2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Freedom’s Never Free 2016 Appreciation Celebration (outside                                                                 activities, Traveling Small Wars/Conflicts Memorial, Flag                                                                               retirement, Field of Heroes, etc.)

                                  
                       3:15 p.m. - Flyover by Historical Aircraft Squadron


                       4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Appreciation celebration dinner and ceremony