After two years of planning and having to wait an extra year because of the pandemic – it is finally here. This weekend is Ohio Flags of Honor weekend on the campus of Madison Christian. We will honor 302 Ohioans fallen in battle, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan, since September 11, 2001. They have made an astounding sacrifice for our country and to preserve our freedoms. We have partnered with the city of Groveport to honor the fallen and their families in this special way.
Soon you will see our campus as you have never seen it before. The memorial is lighted and open 24 hours a day. Here is what you need to know:
-The Ohio Flags of Honor will be open at 12:00 noon on Friday, July 2. It will remain open until the conclusion of the Closing Ceremony which takes place on Monday, July 5 beginning at 11:50.
–The official Opening Ceremony of the memorial will be Saturday, July 3 at 2:00p.m. It will feature a flyover, riderless horse tribute, a keynote address by Mr. Warren Motts of Motts Military Museum, and the official placement of 302 flags for the fallen, and much more. (You are invited to place a flag if you desire to do so.)
-This has been billed as a “Farewell Event.” After the Closing Ceremony on Monday, July 5, the memorial will come down for the final time. We are honored to be the location for the memorial’s farewell.
You are invited to come to the campus, day or night during this period, to pay your respects to these brave men and women. For those of us who are part of Madison, our duty this weekend is to be “over the top” gracious hosts and hostesses to the community as they come to our campus. The leader of this event for Madison Christian has been John Connett. He has done an extraordinary job and given countless hours of work to make this event a great success.