Friday, April 23, 2010

Uptown Westerville is a Place to Honor and Remember

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe

Memorial Day is Monday, May 31, 2010. The Sunshine Rotary Club of Westerville is again sponsoring the Field of Heroes flag display at the southwest corner of Cleveland Ave. and County Line Rd. from May 29 - 31. This simple and touching tribute is really something to behold. To learn more, including how to purchase a flag, click here.

As part of the Memorial Day weekend, the Westerville Fire Fighters Memorial Bike Tour takes place on Saturday, May 29th at 9 a.m. You can participate in a 25, 50, or 75 mile bike tour around Westerville and surrounding areas and registration is $25 (check or cash). This event is open to all ages and all skill levels. To learn more or to register, click here.

The Memorial Day parade is May 31, 2010, details to follow, so check back with the blog (normally the parade is in the a.m.). When you come up for the parade, allow time to follow the parade on its route past the Armory to Otterbein Cemetery -- it's just something people do on their own, just to honor - a truly heartfelt tradition.

By the way, updating your American flag? The red, white, and blue retired flag collection boxes are located at the back entrance of City Hall (21 S. State) and the back entrance walkway into the Westerville Public Library (126 S. State).

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