Gahanna in Franklin County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Gahanna Veterans Memorial
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.
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.)
Categories. 20th Century • Heroes • Military • Patriots & Patriotism •
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.