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Zanesville in Muskingum County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World War II/Korean War Memorial

 
 
World War II/Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2019
1. World War II/Korean War Memorial
Inscription.  

297 men from Muskingum Co. Ohio died in World War II 1941-1945, and the Korean War 1950-1953. This monument is a tribute to that sacrifice. 297 empty helmets (symbolic of each fallen soldier, sailor, marine, and airman) have a name upon them. They are scattered atop an earthen mound (used for millennia to honor the dead) in an irregular chaotic manner as is the nature of the battlefield and war.
To the rear of the helmets we have a 7' soldier in full battle gear grieving his fallen comrades, while being comforted by yet another soldier. in the front of the helmets we have a strapping young man striding forward with a purposeful gaze into the future, secured by the sacrifice of the men being honored in this monument.

Many thanks to the donors who made this tribute possible.

Alan Cottrill/Sculptor
2012

Names on the helmets of military men from Muskingum County
who gave their lives for freedom in WWII and the Korean War

[Roll of Honored Dead]


 
Erected 2012 by Muskingum County Veterans Council and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Topics. This memorial
World War II and Korean War Memorial Honor Roll image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
2. World War II and Korean War Memorial Honor Roll
One of two honor roll plaques
is listed in these topic lists: Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, KoreanWar, World II.
 
Location. 39° 56.415′ N, 82° 0.4′ W. Marker is in Zanesville, Ohio, in Muskingum County. Memorial is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40) and 5th Street, on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Memorial is at the southeast corner of the Muskingum County Courthouse grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Main Street, Zanesville OH 43701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Second Capital of Ohio (within shouting distance of this marker); Zanesville (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Muskingum County Courthouses (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lodge of Amity No. 5 Free and Accepted Masons (about 400 feet away); Architect Cass Gilbert (about 600 feet away); American Legion Post #29 Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Zanesville and Muskingum County Artwall (approx. ¼ mile away); Karl Kappes (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Zanesville.
 
World War II and Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
3. World War II and Korean War Memorial
World War II/Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2019
4. World War II/Korean War Memorial
World War II/Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., August 3, 2019
5. World War II/Korean War Memorial
World War II and Korean War Memorial Helmets image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
6. World War II and Korean War Memorial Helmets
World War II and Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
7. World War II and Korean War Memorial
Representative memorial helmet
World War II and Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
8. World War II and Korean War Memorial
Representative memorial helmets
World War II and Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
9. World War II and Korean War Memorial
Representative memorial helmets
World War II and Korean War Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
10. World War II and Korean War Memorial Bench
World War II and Korean War Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 18, 2012
11. World War II and Korean War Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 12, 2019. It was originally submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 473 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4, 5. submitted on September 12, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 15, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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