February 25, 2024

Brad Marolf

Business & Finance Wonders

Businesses, community members show support

Thousands are expected to line the motorcade route for Cpl. Daegan Page on Friday. Among them, several local businesses, taking time away from work to honor the Omaha Marine. KETV NewsWatch 7 spent time out in the community talking with some of those different business owners about their decision and with community members getting creative to make sure the 23-year-old is remembered.Whether it be flags, decals, or a sign.Across town, you can find something honoring Cpl. Daegan Page.“He doesn’t get to come home and enjoy his life here after his service. So, we must keep his name going on in our community,” said Paul T. Bellinger. The memorial in Bellinger’s yard is hard to miss.He said he added Cpl. Daegan Page’s name last week because the fallen Marine is his hero. “He is America the beautiful for everybody in our community. That’s why we put it, it’s, you know, a lot of people see it. A lot of people love it. So, we like it,” Bellinger said.In Millard, a Hy-Vee lined its side of the street with flags.It’s across from Braman Mortuary where Friday’s motorcade will end.And at Create a Tee…“I went to Millard South and Daegan graduated the year after me. We had mutual friends,” said Jordan Stratman. Stratman, the owner of Create A Tee, and her mom fought back tears talking about their tribute. It has to do with a decal first created for a friend who wanted to honor all 13 service members who died in the Kabul attacks.Now, it’s much bigger. “We have 500 that are going to Orlando, Florida. A car club that’s down there a lot of them are military. We’ve had some shipped out to Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Kansas, all over,” Stratman said.The mom and daughter said they’ll give them out for free until Page’s funeral.Different tributes, with the same message.To show how much Cpl. Page’s sacrifice means to them.“Everyone is wanting to show support for all of these people, even if they didn’t know them,” Stratman said.If you would like a decal, you can call Create A Tee at 402-333-6971, or send them an email at [email protected].

Thousands are expected to line the motorcade route for Cpl. Daegan Page on Friday.

Among them, several local businesses, taking time away from work to honor the Omaha Marine.

KETV NewsWatch 7 spent time out in the community talking with some of those different business owners about their decision and with community members getting creative to make sure the 23-year-old is remembered.

Whether it be flags, decals, or a sign.

Across town, you can find something honoring Cpl. Daegan Page.

“He doesn’t get to come home and enjoy his life here after his service. So, we must keep his name going on in our community,” said Paul T. Bellinger.

The memorial in Bellinger’s yard is hard to miss.

He said he added Cpl. Daegan Page’s name last week because the fallen Marine is his hero.

“He is America the beautiful for everybody in our community. That’s why we put it, it’s, you know, a lot of people see it. A lot of people love it. So, we like it,” Bellinger said.

In Millard, a Hy-Vee lined its side of the street with flags.

It’s across from Braman Mortuary where Friday’s motorcade will end.

And at Create a Tee…

“I went to Millard South and Daegan graduated the year after me. We had mutual friends,” said Jordan Stratman.

Stratman, the owner of Create A Tee, and her mom fought back tears talking about their tribute.

It has to do with a decal first created for a friend who wanted to honor all 13 service members who died in the Kabul attacks.

Now, it’s much bigger.

“We have 500 that are going to Orlando, Florida. A car club that’s down there a lot of them are military. We’ve had some shipped out to Texas, Indiana, Michigan, Virginia, Kansas, all over,” Stratman said.

The mom and daughter said they’ll give them out for free until Page’s funeral.

Different tributes, with the same message.

To show how much Cpl. Page’s sacrifice means to them.

“Everyone is wanting to show support for all of these people, even if they didn’t know them,” Stratman said.

If you would like a decal, you can call Create A Tee at 402-333-6971, or send them an email at [email protected].

https://www.ketv.com/article/he-is-america-the-beautiful-businesses-community-members-show-support/37536311