Flag Day is every day for Capital City Exterminating company

By |  June 14, 2016
Westerville Flag Bridge

Westerville Flag Bridge

Happy Flag Day, America!

Here’s a holiday-relevant story to make you smile.

The Belknap family, whose company, Capital City Exterminating has been around since 1943, created what’s affectionately known as “The Flag Bridge.” Prior to their contribution, the Park Road Bridge was just an overpass bridge over I-71 (just outside Columbus, Ohio). However, after the devastating events of 9/11, the Belknaps decided to honor those who lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks, as well as the men and women who serve in our military, by adorning the bridge with 78 American flags, a tradition that continues to this day, 14 years later.

As a Dayton, Ohio native, I’ve had the pleasure of seeing the patriotic display many times en route between Cleveland and my hometown. It’s pretty impressive, especially when you consider the Belknap family incurs the expenses related to the flags on display and maintains the flags throughout the year. (Though, donations and volunteers for maintaining the flags are welcome. See their Facebook page “Westerville Flag Bridge” for details.)

PMP  salutes the Belknaps and thanks them for the patriotic representation of the pest management industry.
-WN

Photo taken from the Westerville Flag Bridge Facebook page.

About the Author:

Will Nepper is senior editor of PMP magazine.

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