Proud to have served

Bay Village resident Art Zimmerman. Photo by Joy Parrish

Bay Village resident Art Zimmerman, an Army veteran, proudly displays a banner outside his home on Bruce Road to remind passersby of the true meaning of Memorial Day.

“With all of the holiday activities – cookouts, parties, golf games, swimming – we often forget what Memorial Day is really about,” Art said. “Historically, the day was a time to remember those friends and relatives that contributed their lives to create a better America. This is my humble way of reminding everyone what the purpose of Memorial Day is all about.”

Art, who served in Vietnam and Operation Desert Storm, also flies the Grand Union Flag to evoke the virtues that our founding fathers fought for: honesty, integrity, loyalty and honor.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 9:49 AM, 05.19.2015