Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Veterans


I, Sweet William The Scot, on our genealogy trip came home a different way.  We came upon the Village of Owensville in  Stonelick Township, Clermont County.
The first man to be called "Surgeon General" of the United States, Dr. Richard Allison lived here on a Revolutionary War military land grant, which was originally 441 acres.

We had never seen anything like it, why Troop Banners adorn both sides of the street and go both ways at the cross roads and down side streets.
Why we saw WWII, Korean War, Vietnam War, Persian Gulf War.
These banners are over five feet tall.
You can go here and see each one who served from this small village.
https://villageofowensville.org/owensville-ohio-history/
They say Owensville is proud to honor our men and women who are or have served this country through our banner program.  There are over three hundred of these banners now.

Here is the video of the story that was on the news.
https://www.wlwt.com/article/every-day-is-veterans-day-in-this-ohio-town/24899541?fbclid=Iw
In the video you can truly see how many there are and how nice the little village looks.

Lee said look Wills how many from this rural midwest town put their lives on the line for our freedom.  It gave Lee the chills seeing the faces of so many brave souls.  We wondered how many came home to their families.
Our flag belonged to one who did not come home.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine

Sweet William The Scot


14 comments :

  1. What a wonderful tribute to all the military heroes from that town.

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  2. About the "wars to end all wars", there's always another. Will peeps ever learn?

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  3. good job posing with the American flag for the picture

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  4. Hari Om
    my word, that is a most incredible and impactful way to honour those who served - I can quite imagine getting the chills too! Thanks for telling us about it Sweet William. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

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  5. That is a good idea, and how poignant as well. Peeps will stop and think about the freedoms we can enjoy because of all those brave veterans.
    Somehow I think that every city/town/village should do something like this, it makes it much closer to home and our hearts.

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  6. What a pawsome way to honor them!

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  7. we feel like your lee... and to imagine the stories and the tears between every banner is a sad feeling...

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  8. Another little interesting side trip, Sweet William.

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  9. What a special place Sweet William. Thanks for telling us all about it. Gail and I always love going on visits with you.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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  10. Wow! That's a good idea! Do they leave the banners up all year, or only on special occasions?

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    1. All the time and the little village takes care of them so that they are not tattered.
      Wills

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  11. What a beautiful thing to do. More cities should follow their example
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  12. This really makes you think about what it costs to be free. This makes it very personal. You find some very interesting sights on your journeys.
    Your friend
    Bentley & Wislow

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    1. Did the little ones bubblectomy go O.K.? Is he feeling all vim and vigor again??
      Wills

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