Keep The Flags of Honor Rolling
Non-profit fundraising to keep the Ohio Flags of Honor traveling across Ohio
Aging Transport Truck Threatens Honoring Our
Fallen Heroes and Delivering Comfort and Healing To Ohio Communities — You Can Help Today!
Join efforts to replace the Ohio Flags of Honor transport truck
UPDATE: We now have a new truck!!!!
Fundraising will continue towards future maintenance for the truck.
Dear Fellow Supporter of our military heroes and families,
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.
However, the traveling memorial faces a challenge that needs your help today. The truck that is used to deliver the flags and equipment desperately needs to be replaced.
To date, the Ohio Flags of Honor has paid tribute with over 100 weekend events at 26 locations throughout Ohio. The events enlist the support of local governments and volunteers for around-the-clock tribute to Ohio's fallen.
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 fallen hero's name on the pole to a place in the memorial 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.
If you have not yet attended one of these traveling memorial events, please make the time to do so. You can also check out this short video clip from the 2006 opening ceremony in Brook Park, Ohio.
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.
Gino and Lisa Zimmer lost their son, Specialist Nicholaus E. Zimmer, in May 2004. Since 2005,
Mr. Zimmer, using his Ford F-350 truck, has transported all the flags, an equal number of poles and stakes and other memorial displays via covered trailer across Ohio.
The F-350, now 22 years old and more than 300,000 miles, is failing.
Last Summer, the truck broke down on interstate I-71. This past Summer, two repairs over a five-week period have cost $4500.00. These costs weigh heavily on the Ohio Flags of Honor funds.
This website, KeeptheFlagsofHonorRolling.org, was created to encourage donations for the non-profit Ohio Flags of Honor. Its current goal: Raise money to replace the truck that delivers the flags and equipment.
Like you, we are patriotic Americans. We have seen and felt the profound impact that this memorial of over 700 U.S. flags has had as it has traveled throughout Ohio. While this memorial specifically honors our Fallen Heroes from the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the memorial has ministered to all our veterans and families of our Nation's fallen from all wars.
It would be a tragedy if this healing ministry and beautiful memorial were unable to continue because the transport truck is too old and worn to meet the demands of the annual display schedule throughout Ohio.
So, won't you please join us in our commitment to "Keep the Flags of Honor Rolling" throughout Ohio by generously donating to this worthwhile cause.
Your contribution, 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. For your protection, you will be brought to PayPal.com where you can use your credit or debit cards or your PayPal account to donate.
Thank you for your caring heart and your most generous gift.
Now accepting donations towards future repairs and maintenance for the new truck.
Parma Heights, OH
Brook Park, OH
VFW Post 3345
Brook Park, OH
Human Services Department
Winds of Change
Public Safety Director
Parma Heights, OH
Ohio Flags of Honor has paid tribute
100 weekend events
at 26 locations throughout Ohio.
Your contribution will ensure the events can continue!
Please help by making a donation today.
F-350 being towed
The Ohio Flags of Honor Memorial is a non-partisan, non-political, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation.
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