Veterans, households and neighborhood members gathered to pay respects to fallen troopers and veterans in a ceremony on Could 30 at Black River Touchdown.
In line with Mike Kachure, president of the Lorain Veterans Council and commander of AMVETS Submit 47, mentioned this system was broadcasted on WOBL/WDLW.
Over 7.5% of Ohio residents are veterans, he mentioned, and roughly 20,000 are from Lorain County.
Mayor Jack Bradley introduced there can be an ordinance offered to Lorain Metropolis Council on June seventh to rename Central Park in Lorain to the Samuel L. Felton Jr. Central Park.
“On this small manner we honor a person and a soldier who’s in heaven,” he mentioned.
Felton was a lifelong Lorain resident and warfare hero who handed away on Could 23, 2020. He served three excursions in Vietnam and was a neighborhood activist. Whereas Felton presently has a avenue named after him, Bradley mentioned he needed to do extra for the pillar of the neighborhood.
“The warfare heroes won’t ever be forgotten, their sacrifices paved the way in which for a greater future for all of us,” Bradley mentioned.
State Consultant Joe Miller spoke of recent laws (Home Invoice 213) that may permit the Honor and Keep in mind flag to hold on the State Home on Memorial Day every year subsequent to the US flag.
“The dignity of the flag is a direct image of assist for our fallen troopers,” he mentioned. “For a lot of households which have acquired an Honor and Keep in mind flag it helps full the circle of tribute.”
The Honor and Keep in mind flag will grasp decrease than the U.S. flag, he mentioned, and can’t be any larger than the American flag. Additionally, the Honor and Keep in mind flag has been acknowledged in 26 states to this point, he mentioned.
“The purple background symbolizes the blood spilled by the courageous women and men within the navy. It’s white border acknowledges their pure sacrifice,” Miller mentioned. “The gold star represents the fallen service member and their household is laid on the blue energetic obligation star.”
Flowers have been donated by native organizations and a particular set of flowers was donated and offered for native heroes Artwork Goodman and Sam Felton.
“They fought on land, sea and air for us,” Kachure mentioned.