Ohio Flags of Honor

In July as part of their Community Days event, the City of Brook Park, Ohio hosted the Ohio Flags of Honor commemorating Ohio service members who have fallen in Iraq and Afghanistan.  Being based in Brook Park, we were on hand to provide some color guard action and some sharply dressed Marines to add some scenery.

Marine color guards are excellent to have on hand for any occasion.

 
Each flag has the name of a fallen service member from Ohio written on it. As the ceremony opened Gold Star families were invited up to place the flags of their fallen loved ones.

After the Gold Star families the rest of the community lined up to place flags of the fallen as their names were read allowed.

Nothing like getting the entire community involved.

Names of the fallen were inscribed on each flag and read as they were carried in.
Everyone got in on the ceremony

Our rifle detail completed the ceremony with a 21 gun salute.
Amazing Grace always sounds best on the pipes.

The state of Ohio and the Cleveland area are proving themselves great communities to be a part of. Stay tuned for more action from the northern Ohio region!

Semper Fidelis!
America’s SgtMaj

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2 comments

  1. That is so cool…and honorable. Here is GA we have a town that places a flag of a fallen member from the community and county from WWII through today on the sides of the roads each Memorial Day. The flags have their name, rank and service on it. It takes a couple of days and many volunteers to put them out on all the roads around town. Everywhere you drive is a street lined with American Flags. It is an awesome sight. So I can imagine the impact yours had on the community. Good show!

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