Veterans Day 2020
Veterans Day Ceremony 2020
The City of Belleville will host its 22nd Annual Veterans Day Ceremony, Wed., Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Belleville Police Station’s Community Room. This year, the event will be closed to the public in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, but individuals are invited to watch the event live at www.facebook.com/welcometobellevilleil.
“There is a very strong history of military service and involvement in our community,” said Mayor Mark Eckert. “We are pleased to have such a strong tradition honoring all the men and women who have served our country, and while this year’s event has to be virtual, we are committed to celebrating this tradition.”
During the ceremony, Major General Kenneth T. Bibb, Jr. will make an address. Maj. Gen. Bibb is the Commander, 18th Air Force (18th AF), Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As Air Mobility Command’s (AMC) sole numbered air force, 18th Air Force ensures readiness and sustainment of approximately 36,000 active duty, Air Force Reserve and civilian airmen at 12 wings and one stand-alone group. With more than 400 aircraft, 18th AF supports AMC’s worldwide mission of providing rapid global mobility to America’s armed forces through airlift, aerial refueling and aeromedical evacuation. Maj. Gen. Bibb received his commission from the United States Air Force Academy in 1991. He is a command pilot with more than 5,000 hours in the C-5, C-12, C-17, C-21, T-37, T-38 and KC-135. He has commanded at the squadron and wing levels. As a general officer, he was the Commander, 618th Air Operations Center (Tanker Airlift Control Center). Prior to his current assignment, he was Director, Air Space and Cyberspace Operations, and later Director, Strategic Plans, Programs, Requirements, and Analyses, Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio.
Click here for a printable copy of the program.