Set along the Winters Memorial Trail on Veterans Day, Nov 11, 2021 Mainspring of Ephrata’s Winters Leadership Memorial Committee will continue the tradition they began on Veterans Day 2014 and will host a moving Luminary Tribute to those who have served.
Close to 400 luminaries will be placed at the site of Ephrata’s Veterans Plaza and along the Winters Memorial Trail. The luminaries, each representing a brick that is placed in Veterans Plaza at the Winters Leadership Memorial, will honor the approximate 41 million men and women who have served in the US Military. If you would like to have a luminary placed, you can make a donation that evening, stop by the Mainspring of Ephrata office, Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm or to donate online, https://form.jotform.com/MainspringofEphrata/veterans-plaza-donation
The Luminary Tribute will begin at sunset on Wednesday, November 11, and will conclude at 8 p.m.
Admission is free and open to all. Visitors are welcome to walk through the rows of lights. The trail will be illuminated with the help of community volunteers, including members of a local Boy Scouts troop. Additionally, the students from Fulton Elementary School will place mini flags on the trail and Ephrata Pioneer Fire Company will be supporting the event by flying an American Flag over the trail via one of their ladder trucks.
Griddle & Grind Cafe & Creperie will be on hand with hot drinks and lite dessert-style items for sale.
Patriotic music, provided by Roger Fitzwater and Woodcrest Audio, will set the appropriate tone and a vintage WWII jeep provided by Barry Welsh will also be on display.
Cocalico Valley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3376, “The Ephrata VFW” is happy to once again host an open house on November 11, 2021, in honor of Veterans Day. This event is open to the Public – no membership is required. Our full restaurant and bar will be available to the public; 21+ w/ valid photo ID for alcohol service. The full menu will be available for purchase. Veterans will receive a complimentary meal. We are 100% tobacco-free and family-friendly.
Mainspring of Ephrata would like to thank all the volunteers that help bring the event to the community. We could not do it without you.
Photo Credit: Don Reese