Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Fallen soldiers banners
Photo by Steve Secrest
This year the banners around the double drive of the McKinley National Memorial feature a fallen Stark County soldier from Iraq or Afghanistan. Each one features a portrait of the soldier and the city or town they are from.
Scott Warner, whose son Private Heath Warner was killed by an IED in Iraq, sponsored these very moving banners.
Since President McKinley was a war veteran himself who died tragically at the hands of an assassin, it is a perfect setting to honor these hometown heroes on our grounds.
When you drive up the majestic double drive, please take a moment to look at each banner as you pass.