"As long as a man's name is
remembered, he will never be forgotten."
The west side of the wall is engraved
with the names of the 3,095 Ohioans who gave their lives in service to
our nation during the Vietnam War. The east side of the wall contains
those who gave their lives since the Beirut Bombing up until the current
date. The wall will soon contain the names of those lost during the
Korean War. It is our mission to make sure that the sacrifices of our
Heroes will not be forgotten for generations to come.
It is vital to us, as a nation, to
guarantee that those who paid the complete measure are honored and
remembered. We must pay tribute to those that made our country, our
freedom and our safety possible.
The east side of the wall also contains
engraved images and brief histories of the conflicts that Ohio has been
involved with since the War of 1812. The American Revolution is not
included because we were not yet a state.
- The polished black
granite wall is one-hundred-and-twenty-five feet long and weighs
well over 100,000 pounds. It is the longest free-standing memorial
in the country. It is held in place by nothing but its own weight;
the wall in D.C. which has an earthen backfill.
- The wall is made
of fifty granite panels, each panel measuring 72" tall x 30" wide x
- The foundation
that the wall sits on is over seven feet thick and is made from
steel reinforced concrete.