Author Archives for Sean Flaharty

The Official National Debut of Silent Battle in Lewiston, Idaho on March 2nd – 4th

March 19, 2018 6:20 pm Published by Comments Off on The Official National Debut of Silent Battle in Lewiston, Idaho on March 2nd – 4th

The last time we visited Lewiston, we were welcomed by a community that surprised us in a way we hadn’t experienced up to that point. To say that event, in November of 2016, was incredible is a vast understatement. When the opportunity arose to not only return to this very patriotic area, but to official debut Silent Battle (the bronze...  


Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California on Feb 20th-23rd

March 19, 2018 6:13 pm Published by Comments Off on Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, California on Feb 20th-23rd

Starting off our 2018 season in the beautiful state of California mirrored how the beginning of our 2017 season began. Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa was a great venue to get our rusty gears moving again and to share our mission. The many staff, students and local community spent many hours taking everything in. It was great to witness...  


Army Navy Game on December 9th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

January 19, 2018 5:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Army Navy Game on December 9th in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Thanks to our friends at PepsiCo, EoF was invited to attend the 2017 Army Navy game in Philadelphia. This historic game has been taking place since 1890 and we couldn’t have been more excited to attend. The snowy weather didn’t stop the masses from attending this event and the EoF was there to highlight what we do. The new Silent...  


Veterans Day Bogalusa on November 10th-12th in Bogalusa, Louisiana

January 19, 2018 5:38 pm Published by Comments Off on Veterans Day Bogalusa on November 10th-12th in Bogalusa, Louisiana

Due to a cancellation, this event was put together in record time, resulting in one of our favorite events of the year. The community of Bogalusa, Louisiana rolled up their sleeves and really showed us a tremendous level of support. With a powerful escort into town involving over twenty first responder vehicles, and a rapid set up thanks to the JROTC...  


Baton Rouge Community College on November 3rd-6th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

January 19, 2018 5:36 pm Published by Comments Off on Baton Rouge Community College on November 3rd-6th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

While our traveling exhibit has been to the state of Louisiana multiple times in the past, this was our first venture out of the New Orleans area. Our location this time was at a brand new automotive center for the Baton Rouge Community College. Several Marines from 4th AAV BN and one former Lima Company Marine visited and spent several...  


World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 24th-29th in Wilmington, Ohio

January 19, 2018 5:34 pm Published by Comments Off on World Equestrian Center Invitational on October 24th-29th in Wilmington, Ohio

This event marked the first time the EoF has ever been displayed at an equestrian event. With several competitions happening during the week, riders, vendors and local residents of the area stopped in to see the memorial. Held at the impressive Roberts Arena, the EoF team was enthused to see many familiar faces from the area pay a visit. Special...  


The 2017 Circleville Pumpkin Show on October 17th-21st in Circleville, Ohio

January 19, 2018 5:32 pm Published by Comments Off on The 2017 Circleville Pumpkin Show on October 17th-21st in Circleville, Ohio

Record temperatures brought out over 500,000 people to this years Circleville Pumpkin Show. While this was the EoF’s third time attending the show, this year was extra special. “Silent Battle”, the new bronze sculpture created by Anita Miller bringing attention to veteran post-traumatic stress issues, was previewed by those in attendance. While the sculpture won’t be officially unveiled until March...  


Smokin’ In The Hills BBQ on September 23rd in Hillsboro, Ohio

October 26, 2017 3:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Smokin’ In The Hills BBQ on September 23rd in Hillsboro, Ohio

Our September ended with a great one-day event, sponsored by the official transportation provider of the Eyes of Freedom; R+L Carriers. The event started with a large motorcycle escort that included not only the Eyes of Freedom but the large R+L Carriers Hometown Showcase trailer, both of which turned some heads if the large rumble of motorcycles wasn’t enough. Located...  


Welcome Home Veterans Celebration 2017 on September 14th-17th in Clarksville, Tennessee

October 26, 2017 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Welcome Home Veterans Celebration 2017 on September 14th-17th in Clarksville, Tennessee

In terms of logistics, this event came onto our radar fairly recently. We met Frances Manzitto and her team from Clarksville, Tennessee in May of this year while we were on display in Ohio. Before we knew it, we were heading south to attend this year’s Welcome Home Veterans Celebration in Clarksville. This outdoor event also included a large field...  


Eyes of Freedom: The Cost on September 7th – 11th in Marysville, Ohio

October 26, 2017 2:54 pm Published by Comments Off on Eyes of Freedom: The Cost on September 7th – 11th in Marysville, Ohio

Over a year in the planning, the EoF team was excited to finally meet Duane Lord of the Knights of Columbus and his dedicated team that hosted our traveling exhibit. There are some events in our history that just seem to be magnets for dozens of special moments. This was one of those events. Not only was our new audio...