- Posted July 4, 2014 by
Former Special Forces Member Puts His Toledo Business Behind The Ohio Patriot Guard
The Fourth of July. Independence Day. A day for fireworks and barbeques, family and friends. A time to forget about the world for a while and just kick back and relax. Yes, a time set aside to forget.
But it wasn't that long ago when the Fourth of July was a day for “remembering.” A time to reflect and think about what we have and how it all came to be. It once was a day to remember and honor those who made that possible and to realize once again, if only for a day, that freedom is never really free; it was just paid for by someone else. By a face you never knew, in a place you've probably never been, at a time that's not today so it's easy to forget.
Luckily, there are some who refuse to forget. Who are committed to remembering the heroes responsible for the freedoms we have and making sure they're never forgotten. Fortunately, there are those whose commitment to honoring our fallen heroes is not just reserved for reflection one day out the year but living out that commitment each and every day.
One such group is the “Ohio Patriot Guard”. The “Guard,” is comprised of individuals from diverse backgrounds united with the common denominator of holding strong to the singular belief that, "heroes should be honored."
This organization recognizes the unfortunate need for families of fallen heroes to be protected against the aggressive, misguided behavior and protests of individuals who hold hostile demonstrations at the grave sites of fallen heroes. The Ohio Patriot Guard has taken it upon itself to travel wherever called for, in order to shield the families of the fallen from such errant acts of hostility so they my bury their loved ones in peace. That is a true commitment to Patriotism and honor!
Gutter Man Gutters, a small, local business in Toledo, OH has recognized and respects the mission of the “Guard” and as such, has committed to donating 10% of its annual net profits to the Ohio Patriot Guard in support of its mission.
Richard Pierce, President of Gutter Man Gutters, himself a military veteran and member of the “Special Forces”, strongly believes in the Ohio Patriot Guard and its mission. “These folks are the 'real-deal,' and I can't speak highly enough about them. We've checked them out and 97% of all the funds they take in go directly to support military veterans or their families. For any organization, especially for all that they do, that's truly amazing!” (The Ohio Patriot Guard is a 501(c)(3) organization.)
The objective of the Ohio Patriot Guard is, “to honor our fallen heroes, their families, and communities by attending memorial services and funerals.” Their mission is to, “attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family.”
So, as you celebrate this national holiday, please reflect upon those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we all hold dear and also keep in mind the members of organizations such as the Ohio Patriot Guard who keep those memories alive each and every day.
To learn more about the Ohio Patriot Guard and its mission, visit their website at: http://www.ohiopgr.com/
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