Sunday, Apr 19, 2015

Third Annual Grove City Presents Ohio Flags of Honor

Grove City welcomes the emotionally moving Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial for a third year Friday, June 21 through Sunday, June 23 at Henceroth Park, 2075 Mallow Lane. The display features more than 400 American flags honoring Ohio soldiers who gave their lives serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the world. Ohio Flags of Honor enables fellowship for families, friends and communities who want to pay tribute to Ohio’s fallen soldiers and to raise awareness for active service members and veterans.

The flags are available for 24-hour viewing from 3 p.m., Friday, June 21, until 3 p.m., Sunday, June 23. Volunteers are being sought to assist with posting flags at 9 a.m. on Friday and loading them for transport after the event at 3 p.m. on Sunday.

The public is encouraged to bring chairs and blankets to gather on the lawn for a special program on Saturday evening including a free patriotic concert and a flag presentation by the combined honor guard of the Grove City Division of Police and Jackson Township Fire Department. From 6 to 8 p.m., RMT performs their show, “Songs of America,” a journey through two centuries of American musical history.

Boy Scout Troop 136 from Grove City will accept worn flags to be destroyed by fire in a flag retirement ceremony at approximately 8:30 p.m., Saturday evening. The scouts are setting up camp at the park and attending the flags throughout the weekend.

During the Saturday event, the Henceroth Park lot is reserved for handicapped parking; assistance via golf cart is provided for the mobility impaired. Parking is available at Jackson Middle and Buckeye Woods Elementary schools on Holton Road.

Food and beverages are available for purchase from the Grove City Noon Lions on Saturday evening.

Visit the Ohio Flags of Honor Foundation website for information on the traveling memorial.

For additional event information, call 614-277-3050.