OOS Sculpture

Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial

2001 / Creator Unknown / Marion

South Side Central Shaft and Wall, Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial

One of the largest World War II Memorials in the Country, this memorial is composed of 8-foot granite wall inscribed with the names of the almost 6000 service members from Marion County who died in World War II as well as a 13-foot polished black granite shaft as its centerpiece with the names and emblems of the five branches of the United States armed services and American flag images.

The memorial also has a long flag and bench line walkway leading up to the honor roll walls and a granite block at the entrance declaring it the Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial.

Location: Marion Cemetery, 620 Delaware Ave

County

: Marion

Citation

: “Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 31, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/items/show/1850.

Title

Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial

Description

One of the largest World War II Memorials in the Country, this memorial is composed of 8-foot granite wall inscribed with the names of the almost 6000 service members from Marion County who died in World War II as well as a 13-foot polished black granite shaft as its centerpiece with the names and emblems of the five branches of the United States armed services and American flag images.

The memorial also has a long flag and bench line walkway leading up to the honor roll walls and a granite block at the entrance declaring it the Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial.

Date

2001

Subject

Source

https://www.historicmarioncemetery.org/point-of-interest/world-war-ii-veterans-memorial/
http://www.weirdus.com/states/ohio/cemetery_safari/marion_ball_grave/index.php

Identifier

1850

Location City

Location County

Provider Entity

Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial Committee
Marion Cemetery Association

Location Site

Location Street

620 Delaware Ave

Media Sculpture Height

13 feet

Installation Date

2001

Materials

Inscription

Entrance block: "Marion County World War II Veterans Memorial / Dec. 7, 1941 - Dec. 31, 1946"
Base of entrance flower bed: "To commemorate the fallen and honor those who retuned / Lest we forget"