To the citizens of Marietta, Washington County and the Mid-Ohio Valley:
There are not enough words to express the overwhelming outpouring of support for the family, friends and loved ones of LCpl Joshua Taylor this past week. The people of the surrounding areas came together to show the utmost consideration for those who were part of the honor escort, calling hours and funeral services for a fallen warrior. Many groups, individuals, organizations, businesses and ordinary citizens became an integral part of demonstrating their generosity, kindness, compassion and sympathy to a grieving family. Although there are too many to mention by name or group, please know that your thoughtfulness and consideration to others will be remembered forever - just as Joshua Taylor will be remembered forever for the sacrifice he made for his country. LCpl Taylor is a true American hero. May he rest in peace.
Robert A. Woods
State Ride captain
Ohio Patriot Guard