BRUNSWICK, Ohio - A traveling memorial to honor the men and women who have given their lives serving our country in the Middle East and around the world made a stop in Brunswick this weekend with a breathtaking display of hundreds of American flags.
The Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial has been on display since 2005, according to the memorial's website. To date, the tribute has been to 94 locations for events lasting one to three days, the website said.
The memorial began as a tribute to the Marines of the Lima Company 3rd Battalion/25th Regiment. According to the memorial's website, 16 of the 22 U.S. Marines killed in action in Iraq from Lima Company were from Ohio. When the company came home, members of a local American Legion Post made plans to set up an "Avenue of Flags" at Rickenbacker Field south of Columbus, the website said. Many not in the area asked how they could see the "Flags of Honor," and the traveling memorial was born.
The memorial is moving to Parma Heights on Friday and will be there until Sunday.