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History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial

 
 
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Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
1. History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  
This project was born with a simple thought of creating a memorial to honor all veterans of Williams County, Ohio.

The first question to be answered was "what is an appropriate memorial for those that have served". Some served in peacetime, some during wartime and some gave their lives. Each and every one left home knowing death is a price that may have to be paid to preserve our freedom.

January 2005 saw the formation of a committee to start the project. The goal was to build a memorial that people would visit, and not ever be a taxpayer burden. Incorporating a rental hall with the memorial would ensure both visitors and income to defray operating expenses. The community embraced the project immediately and donations began to come in. When half of the funds required to complete the project were raised, the committee decided to proceed with construction. What followed that decision was one of the most remarkable events in Williams County history.

Groundbreaking was June 2007 and construction began in August. Contractors, building suppliers and people from all over the county pitched in
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to make this dream come true. Supplies, labor, services of all types and advice were donated. In essence it was a modern day "barn raising". Donations kept pace with the construction and the building was completed in time for the July 5th, 2008 dedication ceremony.

With the memorial building finished, the second phase began, this park is to honor all those that served and to educate people as to the cost of the freedoms we all enjoy. This complex has created a place where all Williams County Veterans, families and friends can visit and be reminded that their community appreciates their service and sacrifices. Most importantly it reflects the pride and support this community has for its veterans. Not one cent of public money went into the construction of this complex, it has all been completed with private donations.
 
Erected by Williams County Veterans Memorial Committee.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicMilitary. A significant historical month for this entry is January 2005.
 
Location. 41° 35.238′ N, 84° 35.851′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Ohio, in Williams County. Memorial is on East Main Street (Ohio Route 107) just east of Henry Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 865 E Main St, Montpelier OH 43543, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers
History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
2. History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial
are within walking distance of this marker. Bob's Boulevard (here, next to this marker); Williams County Veterans Memorial (here, next to this marker); Peace Keeping & Cold War Service Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Williams County Korean War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Williams County World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Williams County Afghanistan War and 2nd Iraq War Memorial (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Montpelier.
 
History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
3. History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial
History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Craig Doda, September 11, 2021
4. History Of The Williams County Veterans Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 6, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2021, by Craig Doda of Napoleon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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