One of the largest private employers in Cincinnati says it will hoist a US flag on the tallest flagpole in Ohio at a public Veterans Day event.
Union Township’s Total Quality Logistics announced that a 30-by-60-foot flag will be hoisted on the company’s new 160-foot flagpole at the event, which begins Wednesday, November 11th at 10 a.m. in rain or shine .
The freight brokerage company at 4289 Ivy Pointe Boulevard will also host a skydiving team that will deploy a large flag in flight and welcome the “Monument to the Eyes of Freedom: Lima Company”.
The traveling memorial is an outdoor display of nine large aluminum panels depicting fallen U.S. Marines and U.S. Navy Hospital Corps from the Lima Company, one of the hardest hit units in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The exhibition includes 26 name badges with the name Purple Heart.
Two former Infantry Marines will speak at TQL Veterans Day observance.
Union Township Trustee Michael Logue will speak about “No Limits, No Excuses,” and Mike Strahle, Executive Director of Eyes of Freedom, will speak about “The American Dream.”
Other Veterans Day events in Union Township
The Vietnam Veterans of America’s Chapter 649, Clermont County, is holding a Meet and Greet for all veterans from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at Veterans Memorial Park on the corner of Glen-Este Withamsville Road and Clough Pike.
There will be a brief ceremony at 1 p.m. with keynote speaker Mike Monahan from Chapter 649.
Monahan will discuss his service in the US Army in Vietnam before a brick with the name of his service dog Chico is inaugurated in the dog section of a military memorial.
At 1:20 p.m., all veterans present will be recognized by name and location.
Representatives from the Clermont County Veterans Service Commission will attend the event to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.
A representative from the VFW Memorial Team in southwest Ohio will also be in attendance to recruit veterans for voluntary military funerals.