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Gahanna in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Gahanna Veterans Memorial

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
1. Gahanna Veterans Memorial
Inscription.  Dedicated to the men and women who served, who gave their full measure for God and Country to preserve freedom and liberty for us all. Through us they will live forever and never be forgotten.
 
Erected 1999 by Gahanna Veterans Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 40° 1.094′ N, 82° 52.833′ W. Marker is in Gahanna, Ohio, in Franklin County. Marker is on U.S. 62, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is near west bank of Big Walnut Creek. Marker is in this post office area: Columbus OH 43230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Log House (about 600 feet away); John Clark House (about 600 feet away); Mifflin Township Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Big Walnut Creek Flood of Jan-Feb 1959 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Original Port Columbus Airport Terminal (approx. 2.2 miles away); Forest Lawn Veterans Memorial (approx. 3 miles away); Norton Field (approx. 3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gahanna.
 
Regarding Gahanna Veterans Memorial.
Gahanna Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
2. Gahanna Veterans Memorial
There are approximately 10,000 bricks in the plaza of the memorial and currently over 2600 are engraved with the names of men and women who have served or are currently serving our Country. There are also two expansion areas on each side of the memorial capable of holding an additional 5,000 bricks for a total of 20,000 bricks.

The 14-foot, 5-sided monolith made from the same black granite used to construct the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington DC, was mined in South Africa, and came to the United States by ship through the St. Lawrence Seaway into Canada. It then made its way through Minnesota before arriving in Ohio. Bronze medallions for the 5 branches of the military are attached to each side of the monolith which is topped with an eternal flame.

There are four (4) granite benches flanking the plaza and a time capsule container that were made from granite panels removed from the front of the Franklin County Veteran’s Memorial in downtown Columbus, Ohio after it was remodeled. The benches are inscribed as follows:

DEDICATED TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED
WHO GAVE THEIR FULL MEASURE FOR GOD AND COUNTRY
TO PRESERVE FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR US ALL
THROUGH US THEY WILL LIVE FOREVER AND NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
 
Also see . . .  Gahanna Veterans Website. (Submitted on April 8, 2019.)
 
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Gahanna Veterans Memorial Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
3. Gahanna Veterans Memorial Eternal Flame
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Gahanna Veterans Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Tom Kneeland, circa November 9, 2018
4. Gahanna Veterans Memorial
Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
5. Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench
Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
6. Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench
Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
7. Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench
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By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
8. Gahanna Veterans Memorial Bench
Robert H. Gage Freedom Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
9. Robert H. Gage Freedom Tree Marker
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Sgt. Robert H. Gage and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1973
Edwin Osborne Freedom Tree Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
10. Edwin Osborne Freedom Tree Marker
With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind this tree is dedicated to Maj. Edwin Osborne and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action, 1973
Nicolas Edward Messmer Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., December 14, 2008
11. Nicolas Edward Messmer Memorial Marker
Dedicated to U.S. Army Spec. 4th Class Nicolas Edward Messmer, who gave his life fighting for the country he loved and while defending human rights, 2005.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 815 times since then and 17 times this year. Last updated on April 6, 2019, by Tom Kneeland of Gahanna, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on April 9, 2019, by Tom Kneeland of Gahanna, Ohio.   5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on December 15, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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