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Veterans Fountain

 
 
Veterans Fountain Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
1. Veterans Fountain Marker
Inscription. The people of Worthington dedicate this memorial to those here named who entered the Armed Services from this community in time of war and died in service to our country.

Their names are etched in our hearts.

Our freedom is their gift.

Persons who entered the Armed Forces from Worthington who were killed in action or died from injury or disease

War of 1812
Luther Palmer Zophar Topping

Civil War
Eli Barker Henry C. Burr George McIlvan Walter A. Tuller

World War I
Laurence G. Leasure Arthur Wolford William H. Yauger

World War II
Tad Blackston Curtiss A. Brown Ted. R. Chapin Lewis C. Christian Max D. Clark John N. Erskine Clarence R. Graham Norman B. Griggs Joseph J. Harrold Daniel P. Hodges John W. Keys Frank Kruse Richard Livingston Richard L. Lynam William E. Mantel James Orr Jeremy O. Pruden Ben Pyle Edwin J. Stroupe Charles H. Wilson

Vietnam War
George Bonnell III William H. Condit Jr. Charles J. Freeland William J. Hrinko Byron F. Tennent

Persian Gulf
Lee Ann Lambert David M. Spellacy

Iraqi Freedom
Harrison J. Meyer Brandon F. Oberleitner

Citizens of this community have served with honor in all wars since our War of Independence

Let us bow
Worthington Casualties Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
2. Worthington Casualties Marker
our heads in silent prayer remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice, that we might live in peace. To us is passed the sacred trust that their going was not in vain. Our heritage of liberty, justice and freedom will forever be cherished as their perpetual memorial.
 
Erected by Worthington Post 2398, Veterans of Foreign Wars.
 
Location. 40° 5.296′ N, 83° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the village green SW quadrant. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43085, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Worthington Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); James Kilbourne / Worthington Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Saint John's Church of Worthington and Parts Adjacent / Church and Graveyard (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Bicentennial Oak (about 400 feet away); Eclectic Medical College (about 500 feet away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community
Ultimate Sacrifice Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
3. Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
The rock and marker were placed in 1982 as part of Gary Thompson's Eagle Scout project, with funding assistance from The Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, and Worthington area businesses and individuals.
(about 600 feet away); Worthington Masonic Museum (about 700 feet away); Brigadier General Roswell Sabin Ripley, CSA (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Worthington.
 
Also see . . .  The Eagle Scout Project Report for the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker. This report outlines the effort taken to establish and mount the Ultimate Sacrifice Marker on the granite boulder seen in Picture 3 and elsewhere on this page. (Submitted on December 1, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.) 
 
Additional comments.
1. Original Ultimate Sacrifice Marker
It is so wonderful to see the evolution of this corner of the village green in Worthington, Ohio. I am a graduate of the Class of 1983 and am the Eagle Scout from Troop 268 that originally worked on the ultimate sacrifice marker along with VFW Post 1598 and American Legion Post 239.

Representatives of the VFW and American Legion, Scoutmaster Robert J. Strohl, along with then Congressman Wylie and State Senator John Kasich were present. Note To Editor only visible by Contributor and editor    
    — Submitted November 30, 2008,
Veterans Memorial Markers image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 17, 2008
4. Veterans Memorial Markers
by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.

 
Categories. HeroesPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, US CivilWar, VietnamWar, World IWar, World II
 
Ultimate Sacrifice Marker at the time of its dedication image. Click for full size.
By Gary Thompson, November 1983
5. Ultimate Sacrifice Marker at the time of its dedication
This photo was taken after the original dedication of the ultimate sacrifice marker in 1983. The dedication was on May 25 of 1983, and this photo was taken later that fall... Gary Thompson Eagle Scout, Troop 268 St. John's Episcopal Church
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,404 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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