Grove City in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gold Star Families Memorial
who sacrificed a Loved One for our Freedom
Throughout history, brave women and men
of our community made the ultimate sacrifice
to protect the freedom of all Americans.
The families of these patriots live with a loss
we can never repay. This memorial stands as
eternal appreciation and honor to the
families of our heroes.
This Gold Star Families Memorial Monument is dedicated to all families who have lost
a loved one serving in the Armed Forces of The United States of America.
The first panel - HOMELAND - depicts the Grant house. The Grants were one of
the first families to settle in southern Franklin County. This home still stands and is
located at Haughn Road and Park Street in Grove City.
The second panel - FAMILY - depicts a multigenerational family overlooking a field
of American flags, each representing a fallen service member.
The third panel - PATRIOT - represents the true patriotism and love of country that
our service members and their families
Comprising the peak of the memorial, the cutout represents the lost service member,
who looks back at the family in an eternal salute to their sacrifice.
The fourth panel - SACRIFICE - depicts the flagged-draped coffin
of the service member surrounded by members of each branch of the
Armed Forces of The United States of America. They provide
honored escort for the service member to their final resting place.
This symbolizes the sacrifices made by all branches of the Armed
Forces of The United States of America and their families.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism.
Location. 39° 52.996′ N, 83° 5.534′ W. Marker is in Grove City, Ohio, in Franklin County. Memorial is at the intersection of Columbus Street and Broadway (U.S. 62), on the left when traveling west on Columbus Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grove City OH 43123, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3968 Broadway (a few steps from this marker); 3974 Broadway (within shouting distance of this marker); 3981 Broadway (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); "Park and Broadway in 1924" (about 300 feet away); 3989 Broadway (about 300 feet away); 4002 Broadway (about 400 feet away); 3995 Broadway (about 400 feet away); 3306 Columbus Street (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grove City.
Also see . . .
1. American Gold Star Mothers, Inc. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. America's Gold Star Families. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 126 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.