United Way Flags of Freedom 2023

Celebrating Memorial Day weekend is the perfect opportunity to take a step back and remember those who have played a part in creating the life we enjoy.  To show our appreciation for those who serve our country, 6 Meridian is proud to support the United Way Flags of Freedom

Flags of Freedom is a grand, two-week display of 600 American flags, hosted by United Way of the Plains and IAM District Lodge #70. We invited our team members to honor an active service member or a memory of a past veteran.  The dedication will support United Way programs that assist veterans in obtaining transportation, shelter, mental health care and other wrap around services.

Warm wishes to you and your family on Memorial Day. Our deepest gratitude goes to our beloved sons and daughters who gave us a chance to make this world a better place.

Flags of Freedom Honoring:

Norbert Dechant


In honor of Norb Dechant who served faithfully in Europe during WWII. We cherish your memory.

-Todd and Margaret Dechant

John L Yoger

Army- Sergeant Major

In memory of John Yoger who served overseas during World War II.  Thank you for your service Grandpa! Love & miss you

-Denice Robinson

Michael Robinson

Army- Sergeant 1st Class

Thank you Dad & Grandpa for your service! 

-Keith & Denice Robinson & family

Adolph Schamberger


Served as a medic driver stationed in the Philippines. In memory of Adolph Schamberger. Thank you for your service!

-Amanda Maier and Burkhart Family

Lawrence Burkhart


Served as a ship medic in the Pacific. In memory of Lawrence Burkhart. Thank you for your service!

-Amanda Maier and Burkhart Family

Leon Jesse Maier

Army- 1st Allied Airborne- Staff Sergeant

Served in Europe and the Pacific. In memory of Leon Maier. Thank you for your service!

-Maier Family

Lewis (Bud) Benedict Rinke


Served in Korea. In memory of Bud Rinke. Thank you for your service!

-Maier Family

Vincent David Buffolino III

Spec 4 Lieutenant in the U.S. Army from 1967-1970

Stationed in Berlin, Germany during the Vietnam War. Served admirably in Berlin for 3 years. He became the base’s (Berlin Golf & Country Club) assistant golf professional, giving golf instruction to many of his fellow troops stationed there. During his career, he gave instruction and played golf with several quasi-celebrities while the assistant pro there, including Eddie Lowery (Eddie caddied for Francis Ouimet who became the youngest ever U.S. Open Champion in 1913 at age 20 at The Country Club in Brookline, MA).

Thank you for your service!

-Josh Buffolino Family

Gerald Pike

Lieutenant- Army Air Corp from 1942-1945

In memory of Gerald Pike. Thank you for your service, Grandpa!

-David Pike Family

William R. Crow


He joined the United States Marine Corps while still a young teenager and fought with the 1st Division in WWII, where he saw action as a communications runner and fought in the Battle of Peleliu. Bill returned to combat to serve his country again in the Korean War, this time surviving the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. In memory of Bill Crow. Thank you for my freedom and for your service Grampy!

-David Pike Family

Norman N. Hesser

Army- Corp of Engineers- Sergeant

Served in WWII and Korean War, Germany and Italy. Thank you for your service!

-Sam & Tracy Cochran & Hesser Family

William E. Hesser

Army- Special Forces- Green Beret

Served in several countries across Europe. Thank you for your service!

-Sam & Tracy Cochran & Hesser Family

Karl V. Hesser


Served during the Vietnam War. Thank you for your service!

-Sam & Tracy Cochran & Hesser Family