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  War Memorial outside the Statehouse
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  • War Memorial outside the Statehouse - Columbus
      War Memorial outside the Statehouse
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  • Letters engrave on War Memorial - Columbus
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Ohio Veterans Plaza honors all the Ohio men and women who served our country since World War II and those who will serve in the future. The Plaza was dedicated in 1998 and was the first veterans memorial erected on the Statehouse grounds in over 55 years! Schooley Caldwell Associates designed it.

This plaza represents the completion of the
Ohio Statehouse restoration.

What a lovely memorial it turned out to be...simple yet complex with its two curved Columbus limestone walls that are engraved with letters sent to families, friends, and loved ones from members of the armed forces. Many of these people did not make it home alive.

I selected two letters that I thought represent the "spirit" of this memorial, and you will find them in the second photograph.

The limestone walls are separated by an expanse of ground, a fountain, and 88 flags representing the 88 counties in Ohio. As you can see from the photographs, it's quite impressive.

Directions: Bounded by High, State, Broad, and Third Streets

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  • Updated May 17, 2006
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