On Friday, 9/8/2023, the annual United Way of Greater Lima Day of Caring Campaign took place across Allen County. They recruited volunteers from different companies and organizations, as well as residents, to come together to help out the community. The Veterans Freedom Flag Monument was fortunate to be provided with a group from Mercy Health
Our sincere thanks to all who attended our Veterans Day Ceremony. Greg Gebolys welcomed everyone, Tyler Black from Johnny Appleseed Metro Parks gave the Invocation, Jim Cyrus led the Pledge of Allegiance, the laying of the wreath was performed by Steve Conley, Charlie Couch and John Dobbelre, and Scott Paulik gave a moving tribute prior
The Brian Farris Memorial Run was held July 16, 2022. A stop was made at the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument and a ceremony was held to honor him. Brian was a dedicated supporter of the monument and passed away last fall. He always went above and beyond to support our Veterans and his efforts will
The 2022 Ohio American Legion Legacy Run made a stop at the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument on Sunday afternoon to lay a wreath in remembrance of all fallen Veterans. The three-day run started Friday morning in Avon Lake, OH and traveled through Eastern, Central and Western regions of Ohio, stopping at selected American Legions and
The 5K Run held on 6/4/2022 to benefit Operation Half Pint was a great success. Approximately 250 participants ran around the exterior of the tank plant, including the test track, and finished at the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument. Afterwards everyone enjoyed a tailgate party at the monument.
We would like to express our sincere thanks and appreciation to Trisco Systems Inc and their team of professional and experienced experts. They generously donated labor and materials to perform a much-needed restoration to the ceiling in the museum building behind the Veterans Freedom Flag Monument. Pictured are (L-R) Ryan Guth, Dylan Santos and Kevin
On 11/11/2021, a small ceremony was held to recognize Mike Couch for his years of volunteer service to Disabled Veterans thru his involvement with the LTC Ted Epple Deer Hunt and Hunting With Heros. A plaque was erected and 3 persimmon trees were planted in one of the hunting areas. Mike is also a dedicated
Pictured are participants in the 2021 Veterans Day Ceremony (L-R) LTC George Kloppenburg JSMC Commander, Mike Barnes Co Chair Ted Epple Hunt Project, Mike Couch Chairman Ted Epple Hunt Project/US Army Vet, Scott Paulik US Army Vet, Hank Kennedy JSMC Plant Manager/US Air Force Vet, Tyler Black Director Johnny Appleseed Metro Park, Greg Gebolys VFFM