R+L Carriers is proud to support the Lima Company traveling memorial. We are honored to take time on Veteran’s day to thank America’s veterans and especially appreciate those that gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Eyes of Freedom Memorial History
If you are unfamiliar with this memorial, below is some information about it from the Lima Company Memorial website:
The Lima Company Memorial, The Eyes of Freedom was created as a result of a vision of an Ohio artist, in which she saw the finished memorial and felt she was being asked to create it. With the help of the families of the fallen and the returned Marines of L3/25, the work was created and unveiled in the Ohio State House Rotunda in 2008, as the vision foretold.
Although the paintings in this Memorial specifically depict the 23 fallen Marines from Lima 3/25, it has become much more: a Remembrance of Spirit & Choice for all who have answered the call of service. Behind each portrait we feel the hearts and spirits of the thousands of men and women who have served, fought and died for their country, in every branch of the armed forces.
Traveling Miles and Seeing Thousands
During the summer of 2014 the traveling memorial found itself traveling across the Midwest and going as far west as Seattle to participate in Marine Week. Marine Week is a celebration in Seattle Washington. The week is a combination of celebration of Marines and popular Sea Fair event. During this week long celebration the capabilities of Marines are on display for the community to observe and experience.
The Eyes of Freedom memorial was honored to be invited by Headquarters, US Marines to attend and participate in the event. It was the first visit to Washington by the memorial. For the staff and volunteers of the exhibit the week was especially moving as many active duty Marines visited the memorial. More than 20,000 visitors were welcomed to the memorial making this trip the highest attended of the year.
Paying our respects and honoring veterans is a year around endeavor for R+L Carriers and the Eyes of Freedom Memorial. This traveling exhibit may be coming to your area. For a complete schedule of events where you can experience the memorial visit the Lima Company Memorial website here.