Ohioans take pride in supporting their military heroes. The Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial events have helped Ohioans show their support since 2005. These events honor the daughters, sons, sisters and brothers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and throughout the world fighting the War on Terrorism.
To date, the Ohio Flags of Honor have paid tribute during 1-3 day events at 94 locations. The events enlist the support of local governments and volunteers for around the clock tribute to Ohio's fallen. If you have not yet attended one of these traveling memorial events, please make the time to do so.
During event ceremonies, the names of each fallen individual are announced followed by a single bell toll. A representative, in many cases a family member, carries a U.S. flag bearing the individual's name on the pole, to a place in the field. The resulting growth in the numbers of flags becomes humbling as a vast array of flags marks the landscape.
The U.S. flags, flying freely in the breeze...leave a vivid...but silent tribute to the men and women who have given their all in protecting our freedoms.
The scene is reverent, affecting, and healing. And the meaning of this support to the families involved cannot be overstated.
Many volunteers working with local governments are involved in planning and running the actual events. But the events cannot take place if the necessary equipment, that is, the flags and poles and displays are not delivered.
Since 2005, Mr. Gino Zimmer
in his Ford F-350 truck have transported all the flags, an equal number of poles and stakes and other memorial displays, via covered trailer across Ohio. Gino and his wife Lisa lost their son, Specialist Nicholaus E. Zimmer, in May 2004.
The F-350, now 22 years old and more than 300,000 miles, was failing.
Our most recent fundraising raised over $37000.00 and the F-350 has been replaced. For that we want to thank you:
Dear friends of the Ohio Flags of Honor,
On behalf of Gino and Lisa Zimmer, the Board of Directors and the Fundraising Committee, we want to say that thanks to all of our friends that donated to the Ohio Flags of Honor Truck Fund. We are proud to say we now have a new truck for the fund. We were able to raise over $37,000 towards the truck, and thanks to the generosity of Ricart Ford, we were able to get a pristine 2011 F-350 Ford Lariat Diesel with just 44,000 miles. They also included a 6-year, 100,000 mile warranty on the truck. This truck will provide Gino the transportation he needs for as long as he continues to travel with the Flags of Honor.
We want to thank everyone who donated to this wonderful cause, and to anyone who has helped along the way. The Ohio Flags of Honor is a grass-roots organization, and could not survive without the support of all the people who have helped since its beginnings back in 2005.
Thank you , thank you , a million times thank you!!!
The Ohio Flags of Honor Truck Fund Committee
This KeeptheFlagsofHonorRolling.org website was created to encourage donations for the non-profit Ohio Flags of Honor. Its current goal: Raise money for the upkeep of the display flags, over 800 flags, and operating expenses that deliver the flags and equipment.
Your contributions, when combined with those of businesses and other compassionate people, will keep the flags of honor rolling.
Please help today. Make your tax-deductible donation by selecting the "Donate" button below.
Thank you for your caring heart and your most generous contribution.
Ohio Flags of Honor