Ohio Flags of Honor is a 501(c)(3) corporation registered with the State of Ohio, and we need your help to continue our efforts in honoring the fallen men & women from Ohio.
When Gino and Lisa Zimmer lost their son, Specialist Nicholaus E. Zimmer, in May 2004, they wanted to find a way to keep their son’s memory alive, along with all other fallen heroes’. With the help of others, the Ohio Flags of Honor traveling memorial was born. It exists to honor all who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan while fighting the War on Terrorism.
During event ceremonies that Ohio Flags of Honor attends, 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 1995 Ford F-350 truck that has been used to transport flags, poles, stakes, and other memorial displays via covered trailer across Ohio, so that ceremonies honoring our fallen heroes can take place, is now failing.
In the summer of 2014, the truck broke down on interstate I-71. This past summer, two repairs over a five-week period have cost $4,500. These costs weigh heavily on the Ohio Flags of Honor funds.
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.
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.