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Veteran's Park

 
 
Veteran's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2003
1. Veteran's Park Marker
Inscription. Dedicated as a lasting tribute to the men and women of Newark who served and died in honor of their country.

This memorial is dedicated in sincere tribute to those men and women of Newark who served and died in all wars.

“The freedom of a nation and its people is a cherished gift, and that gift was made possible by our veterans."

Frank L. Stare III

Dedicated Veteran's Day 1979
 
Erected 1979 by City of Newark.
 
Location. 40° 3.378′ N, 82° 24.574′ W. Marker is in Newark, Ohio, in Licking County. Marker is on 6th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Veteran's Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 North 6th Street, Newark OH 43055, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John L. Clem (here, next to this marker); A. H. Heisey Glass (within shouting distance of this marker); "Double Arrow" Wrought Iron Fence (approx. half a mile away); Soldiers' and Sailors' Memorial Building (approx. half a mile away); McCune-Stimson House (approx. half a mile away); Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients
Veterans Walk of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
2. Veterans Walk of Honor Marker
The Veterans Walk of Honor is dedicated with gratitude, love, and respect to all who answered their country's call.

We salute the many people who gave their time, talents, labor, and resources to create a beautiful memorial for our nation's veterans.

This plaque is placed with pride by the members of the World War II 50th Anniversary Commemorative Commission, 1991-1995.

Mary Lou Wirth, Chair. Walk of Honor Commission, 1995-1996

Elwin Dewey, Chair. Frank Stare, Mayor

Dedicated November 10, 1996
(approx. half a mile away); The Donald D. Hill County Administration Building (approx. half a mile away); The History of Licking Memorial Hospital (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
More about this marker. There are many individual markers in Veteran's Park, most having been moved to the Veterans Walk of Honor from other locations.
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar of 1812War, US CivilWar, US Revolutionary
 
Veteran's Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
3. Veteran's Park Marker
Veterans Walk of Honor Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Veterans Walk of Honor Marker
"Remember Our Fathers" Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War monument at rear left.
Veteran's Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 12, 2008
5. Veteran's Park Sign
Honorable William Albert Ashbrook Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
6. Honorable William Albert Ashbrook Marker
Dedicated to Hon. Wm. A. Ashbrook by United Spanish War Veterans Auxiliary Sept. 12, 1937
Clara Barton Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
7. Clara Barton Marker
Memorial Tree Planted in honor of Clara Barton By the National Woman's Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic.
Remember Our Fathers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
8. Remember Our Fathers Marker
Remember Our Fathers The Grand Army of the Republic By Tent 25 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861 1865 A Memorial to Our Fathers Erected May 1929 by Tent 25 Daughters of Union Veterans of Civil War 1861 to 1865
Remember Our Fathers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
9. Remember Our Fathers Marker
Frank D. French Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
10. Frank D. French Marker
In Memory of Frank D. French Co. B, 76th Reg., O.V.I. Died June 5, 1939, Aged 95 years. The last Civil War Veteran of Licking County - Presented by Sons of Union Veterans & Auxiliary Newark, Ohio.
Remember Our Fathers Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
11. Remember Our Fathers Marker
Grand Army of the Republic Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
12. Grand Army of the Republic Marker
Presented in Memory of the Grand Army of the Republic by the Woman's Relief Corps Department of Ohio.
Colonel Charles Young Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
13. Colonel Charles Young Marker
Presumably Colonel Charles Young (1864-1922), who served as a major in the 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (an all-black National Guard Unit) during the Spanish-American War and was Professor of Military Science and Tactics at Wilberforce University, an African-American college in Ohio. To learn more about his fascinating life, see http://www.nps.gov/archive/prsf/history/bios/charles_young.htm and http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/cdyoung.htm
Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Sixth Street Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
14. Revolutionary War Soldiers Buried in Sixth Street Cemetery Marker
Dedicated to the memory of these Revolutionary War soldiers known to be buried in Sixth Street Cemetery
Azariah Davis
Joseph Jackson
Lt. Alexander McClellend
Walter Newman
Eldad Steele
John Vanbuskirk

Hetuck Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution 1776 1976
War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Sixth Street Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
15. War of 1812 Soldiers Buried in Sixth Street Cemetery Marker
Dedicated to the memory of the War of 1812 soldiers known to be buried in the Sixth Street Cemetery

John Connel
Azariah Davis
Lewis Buskirk
John Vance
Daniel Warren
Unknown Soldier Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
16. Unknown Soldier Monument Marker
Unclear if an unknown soldier is buried here or if the marker was moved from a cemetery.
Ayers B. Adams and the G.A.R. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
17. Ayers B. Adams and the G.A.R. Marker
In memory of Ayers B. Adams and the Grand Army of the Republic.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,582 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. submitted on October 16, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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