Worthington in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
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
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
George Bonnell III William H. Condit Jr. Charles J. Freeland William J. Hrinko Byron F. Tennent
Lee Ann Lambert David M. Spellacy
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 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.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Patriots & Patriotism • War of 1812 • War, 1st Iraq & Desert Storm • War, 2nd Iraq • War, US Civil • War, Vietnam • War, World I • War, World II.
Location. 40° 5.296′ N, 83° 1.105′ W. Marker is in Worthington, Ohio, in Franklin County. Memorial is on High Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on the village green SW quadrant. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43085, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 GraveyardThe Bicentennial Oak (about 400 feet away); Eclectic Medical College (about 500 feet away); The Founding of Worthington / Worthington, A Planned Community (about 600 feet away); Worthington Masonic Museum (about 700 feet away); Orange Johnson House (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
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,
— Submitted November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,617 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 20, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on November 30, 2008, by Gary Thompson of Austin, Texas. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.