ROCKY RIVER, Ohio (May 24, 2022)
The Northeast Ohio Foundation for Patriotism (NEOPAT) is keeping its promise to honor and remember our fallen heroes heading into the Memorial Day weekend with a display of 200 US flags along the pathways of Metroparks Edgewater Park in Cleveland and a virtual Memorial Day video message.
“The display and video are meant to serve as a reminder to all in Northeast Ohio to take a moment this weekend to remember the ultimate sacrifice of those men and women who gave their lives so we can enjoy the freedoms we have today,” said Rick DeChant, NEOPAT Executive Director. “The video also pays tribute to the Charles Kirby Wilcox Honorees that have been recognized annually since NEOPAT’s inception in 2011. They are among the 112 young men and women from Northeast Ohio who have lost their lives serving our country since 9/11.”
The video may be viewed on YouTube at https://youtu.be/mjp_vkk0OXM and will be posted on social media outlets as well on Friday, May 27. The flag display will remain at the park until the morning of Tuesday, May 31 and was made possible in part by volunteers from Park Place Technologies and Citizens Bank.