The Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park is funded
solely by private donations.
Please consider donating by...
- One Time Donation
- Subscription Donation
- Supporting Our Fundraisers
- Purchasing Merchandise
- Purchasing a Memorial
Click Here For More Information On How To Donate
The Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park has
been built by an all-volunteer work-force who want to say "Thank You" to
our veterans. If you love our
veterans and would like to help, we can use you!
Click Here If You Would Like To Volunteer
The Ohio Veterans' Memorial Park is constructed of many monuments honoring our Heroes. The flag-ship of the park is the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Wall. The west side of the one hundred and twenty five foot long, polished black granite wall contains the names of the 3,095 Ohioans who gave their lives in service to our nation during the Vietnam War. It is the longest free-standing monument in the nation. It is held in place only by its own weight. (The national wall in D.C. is held in place by an earthen backfill.) The west side of the wall is engraved with all of the conflicts that Ohio has been involved with, since the War of 1812. All of the photos on this section of the wall was engraved with actual photos of the wars with the exception of 1812. (There were no cameras). This side of the wall also contains the names of Ohio's Heroes since the Bombing of Beirut.
OTHER FACTS ABOUT THE MONUMENTS
It is the longest free-standing monument in the country.
- The POW / MIA Reflection Pond is the largest POW memorial in the State of Ohio.
- Our Gold Star Father statue is the first of its kind in the nation.
- The granite that the wall is made from is quarried from the same site as the National wall.
- The wall behind the POW/MIA Pond is designed to in respect to the National wall.
- The Gold Star Mother Statue, that was dedicated to Sharon Lane's mother, the only female from
Ohio killed during combat in the Vietnam War, stares at Sharon's
name on the wall. This was not planned.