Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market: Community, Honor, Remembrance.

This Memorial Day Weekend in Westerville is a time for community, honor, and remembrance.

Friday, May 24th is Fourth Friday in Uptown Westerville! The theme for May is family-favorite Back to Nature. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Uptown Westerville.

For more information, click here to visit the Westerville Visitors and Convention Bureau.

Also, beginning Friday, May 24th through Monday, May 27th, visit Field of Heroes @ Cleveland Ave. and County Line Rd. This is the fifth year for this poignant, interactive installation sponsored by the Westerville Sunrise Rotary Club.

For more information on Field of Heroes, click here.

To accompany Field of Heroes, beginning May 24th, visit Westerville Council Chambers at 21 S. State St. for the Lima Company Memorial: The Eyes of Freedom.  These life-size portraits of the Lima Company members who gave up their lives in Iraq in 2005, were painted by Ohio resident Anita Miller to honor:

Private First Class Christopher R. Dixon
Lance Corporal Christopher P. Lyons
Staff Sergeant Anthony L. Goodwin
Petty Officer 3rd Class Travis Youngblood (Navy Corpsman)
Sergeant Justin F. Hoffman
Staff Sergeant Kendall H. Ivy II
Lance Corporal Nicholas William B. Bloem
Corporal Andre L. Williams
Lance Corporal Grant B. Fraser
Lance Corporal Aaron H. Reed
Lance Corporal Edward A. Schroeder II
Sergeant David Kenneth J. Kreute
Lance Corporal Jourdan L. Grez
Lance Corporal William B. Wightman
Lance Corporal Timothy M. Bell, Jr.
Lance Corporal Eric J. Bernholtz
Corporal Dustin A. Derga
Lance Corporal Nicholas B. Erdy
Lance Corporal Wesley G. Davids
Sergeant David N. Wimberg
Lance Corporal Michael J. Cifuentes
Lance Corporal Christopher J. Dyer
Lance Corporal Jonathan W. Grant
Cpl. David Stephen "Bear" Stewart
Lance Corporal Kevin Waruinge
Sergeant Bradley Harper

For more information on The Eyes of Freedom, click here.

The morning of May 27th and 9:45 a.m., the Westerville Memorial Day Parade will convene at State and College.  The procession will proceed south on State, then west on Bishop Drive, and north on Knox to Otterbein Cemetery. In years past, Westerville residents attending the parade Uptown have followed along with the parade to the cemetery.  

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

The vendors and management team of the Uptown Westerville Farmers' Market, wish you a safe, most enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.

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