The Lima Company “Eyes of Freedom” Memorial – Cleveland Cremation
June 17, 2013
We were honored to be able to spend the weekend with The Lima Company “Eyes of Freedom” traveling memorial. The memorial arrived in Strongsville, OH on Friday, June 14 and was greeted by Strongsville Police and Fire, Rolling Thunder Chapter 8 and a Brunswick Police humvee. These groups then escorted this memorial to Jardine Funeral Home where there was an extremely patriotic, warm welcome.
“Eyes of Freedom” was given a welcome like they had never seen before. The United States Marine Corps 3/25 Color Guard posted Colors along side the Strongsville VFW Post 3345 Honor Guard. The Boys Scout Troop 701 lead us in the Pledge of Allegiance. Crystal Jardine and Cpl Mike Strahle gave a welcome speech to the crowd. Last but not least, the “Eyes of Freedom” trailer was saluted for the very first time ever by the Gung Ho Detachment USMC 640. Linda Gregson, the chaplin at Southwest Hospice, lead us in the closing prayer.
During the 3 days the memorial was with us, we had the honor of speaking with so many Veterans who shared their stories with us. The emotions were intense, but healing.
Here are some other links of the media coverage for this memorial while it was with us:
1) The Patch – Fairlawn/Bath Please make sure to watch the video created by Jennette Cox.
3) Sun News
4) WKYC 3
5) The Post
Thank You to all of you who have served!
We Honor their memory.
We Honor their service. and
Please take some time and watch some of these YouTube Videos about The Lima Company “Eyes of Freedom”