OFH Memorial ceremony Saturday
By LENNY C. LEPOLA
News Assistant Managing Editor
On Saturday the Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial (OFHM) will hold its annual 9/11 remembrance ceremony honoring all Ohio service members killed in the War on Terror and their Gold Star families left behind.
More than 260 Ohioans have given their lives in the line of duty since 9/11. The Memorial, located next to Community Library in Sunbury and across the street from Sunbury Memorial Park, was established in 2005 through the efforts of veterans, Gold Star families, and other patriotic Ohioans, who wanted to create a lasting tribute to those killed in the War on Terror.
The Ohio House of Representatives recognized the Memorial as a statewide memorial to Ohio’s fallen in 2005.
Speakers at this year’s ceremony will be Congressman Pat Tiberi, OFHM Founder Jerry Jodrey, Gold Star family member Teresa English and OFHM President Shawn Delgado.
The ceremony begins at 4:30 p.m. and will last until 6 p.m., followed by a night-long vigil at the Memorial by members of Sunbury’s VFW Post 8736.
For more information, go to < ohiofallenheroes.org >.