Grove City Presents Ohio Flags of Honor
Grove City welcomes the emotionally moving Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial for a fourth year Friday, June 19 through Sunday, June 21 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 19 until 3 p.m., Sunday, June 21. Volunteers are needed to assist with posting flags at approximately 10 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 from 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday evening including and a flag presentation by the combined honor guard of the Grove City Division of Police and Jackson Township Fire Department and live entertainment.
Boy Scout Troop 136 from Grove City will accept worn flags to be retired at a flag retirement ceremony later this year. 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.
2015 Grove City presents Ohio Flags of Honor Details
Date and Time: 3 p.m., Friday, June 19, until 3 p.m., Sunday, June 21
Location: Henceroth Park, 2075 Mallow Lane, Grove City, Ohio 43123
Parking: Jackson Middle and Buckeye Woods Elementary schools on Holton Road
6-8 p.m., Saturday, June 20