It's being billed as the first celebration aimed at bringing Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky together to commemorate local veterans. The inaugural "Freedom Is Not Free Veterans Day Celebration" is this weekend.
As a Judge Advocate General, organizer Joe Hinds served in all four branches of the military before retiring as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force. He's hoping several thousand people will show up.
"We hope the word gets out," says Hinds. "This is the first time we've ever had a TriState event. We're told by our experts who looked into this that this hasn't happened since back in the Civil War. It will be nice to have this free event for the public to honor the vets."
The celebration is Sunday, November 10 at 2pm at Turfway Park in Florence.