Grove City welcomes the Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial for a sixth year Friday, June 17 through Sunday, June 19. This year the display moves to Grove City Town Center at the southeast corner of Park Street and Arbutus Avenue. Ohio Flags of Honor features more than 400 full-size American flags honoring Ohio soldiers who gave their lives serving in Afghanistan, Iraq and throughout the world.
Ohio Flags of Honor provides fellowship for families, friends and communities who want to pay tribute to Ohio’s fallen soldiers and raises awareness for active service members and veterans.
The flags are available for 24-hour viewing from noon, Friday, June 17, until 3 p.m., Sunday, June 19. Volunteers are needed to assist with posting flags at approximately 9 a.m., Friday and loading them for transport after the event at 3 p.m., Sunday.
The community is encouraged to attend the flag presentation at 7 p.m., Friday by the combined honor guard of the Grove City Division of Police and Jackson Township Fire Department followed by a concert by the Wright Brass Ensemble from the United States Air Force Band of Flight. Visitors are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets for the ceremony.
Special thanks to Boy Scout Troop 136 for watching over the Ohio Flags of Honor display throughout the weekend. Drop off old, worn, tattered, frayed and/or faded U.S. flags to be destroyed in a flag retirement ceremony later in the year.
Parking is available in the lot next to the library at the intersection of Park Street and First Street and across from City Hall on Park Street between Front Street and Broadway.
Visit the Ohio Flags of Honor Foundation website for information on the traveling memorial. For additional event information, call 614-277-3050.