MAPS Museum Marauder

Veterans Appreciation MAPS & McKinley Day Trip

Calling All Veterans

At Lorain County Veterans Service Commission, our mission is clear: to honor and support the brave women and men who have served in the United States military. Every day, we strive to find new ways to express our gratitude and appreciation for their sacrifices.

Our newest initiative is an all-expense-paid trip for veterans to the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton followed by the McKinley Museum and Library.

We’d be honored to have you with us.

MAPS Air Museum

Our first stop is always a highlight: the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio. Here, our veterans are treated to a private guided tour of the facility, where they can marvel at historic aircraft and learn about the bravery and ingenuity of those who served before them.

You can expect to see meticulously restored aircraft up close, including iconic models such as the B-26 Marauder, P-51 Mustang, and F-4 Phantom II. In addition to aircraft, the museum features exhibits on aviation technology, wartime memorabilia, and the stories of the brave men and women who served.

The sense of pride and reverence in the air is palpable as we explore together.

William McKinley Presidential Library & Museum

Next, we head to the McKinley Library & Museum, where we continue our journey through history. We begin here with lunch that is as hearty as it is heartfelt, featuring:

  • Asiago chicken
  • Rosemary roasted potatoes
  • Marinated vegetables
  • Chef salad
  • Rolls & butter
  • Dessert
  • Iced tea or bottled water

After lunch, we continue with a comprehensive look at the life and legacy of our 25th President William McKinley’s role in shaping American history, and the era in which he lived. From his early years to his time in office and beyond.

In the end, this trip is about more than just a day out; it is about showing our veterans that their service is remembered, valued, and deeply appreciated.

Come Join Us

This trip is open to all veterans but the number of seats are limited to 50!

All facilities are fully ADA accessible. 

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Hourly Schedule

6:30 am
Breakfast at LCVSC office by Panera Bread
7:30 am
Veterans and staff load the bus
7:45 am
Private charter bus by North Ridge Tours, Inc. departs LCVSC office
9:00 am
Arrive at the MAPS Air Museum in North Canton, Ohio
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Guided tour of the MAPS Air Museum
12:00 pm
Veterans and staff load the bus
12:15 pm
Private charter bus departs MAPS Air Museum
12:30 pm
Arrive at the McKinley Library & Museum for lunch and guided tour
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Lunch & Presentation
Asiago chicken, rosemary roasted potatoes, marinated vegetables, chef salad, rolls, butter, dessert & iced tea or bottled water.
1:30 pm - 4:15 pm
Guided Tour
Follow a guided tour of the McKinley Library & Museum
Veterans and staff load the bus
4:30 pm
Head back to LCVSC office
6:00 pm
Bus arrives at the LCVSC office


Jun 04 2024


6:30 AM - 6:00 PM


LCVSC Office
LCVSC Office
1230 N Abbe Road, Elyria, OH 44035

Across the street from Lorain County Community College.


Michelle Edwards
(440) 284-4625