Flags honor fallen soldiers

Published 9:59 am Wednesday, May 25, 2016

As we move closer to the Memorial Day holiday, the American flags on flag poles, porches and in yards will be flying proudly in the breeze. The same can be said for the Flags of Honor display making another visit to Ironton on Memorial Day weekend.

This traveling memorial is a wonderful and fitting addition for what many would consider Ironton’s biggest weekend each year.

The display allows us to honor the hundreds of brave men and women who served and gave their lives for our great nation in the armed forces since 9/11. Flags are placed next to the Ironton Hills Plaza and sponsored by many individuals, businesses and organizations.

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We applaud all of those involved in making this tribute possible for residents to honor all those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to ensure our freedom.

This also allows families the opportunity to meet and fellowship with others.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to visit the Flags of Honor traveling memorial, we encourage you to visit sometime this weekend. Opening ceremonies for the display will begin at 6 p.m. Friday. The flags will remain in place until after the 148th annual Ironton-Lawrence County Memorial Day Parade.

Many times, visiting the memorials in Washington, D.C. may not be an option. This traveling tribute, right here at home, allows us all to honor and say thank you.