Since the brutal attack on our homeland on September 11, 2001, Ohio has lost 288 men and women while serving on active duty fighting the Global War on Terrorism. On June 30, 2007, a special memorial was dedicated to honor all of the Ohio Military personnel who made the ultimate sacrifice defending our country.
The Ohio Fallen Heroes Memorial, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) corporation that was established to construct and maintain a living memorial for Ohio residents who lost their lives fighting the War on Terrorism. The Memorial Park honors all service members who gave their lives while serving in military operations since September 11, 2001.
The Village of Sunbury has generously provided the land for the Memorial site. George Parker, a well-respected central Ohio architect, designed the plans for the Memorial. A monument in the shape of the State of Ohio greets all visitors. The white granite markers display the service members name, branch and date of death.
Each service member is recognized as an individual; someone who is dearly missed by family and friends. This Memorial is a place where returning veterans and family members who have lost friends or comrades can remember and honor them.
An eternal flame and a chapel are located in the memorial. The service flags of all branches of the military, in addition to a POW/MIA flag proudly surrounds this area.
A Courtyard of Honor is part of the memorial so that an all-night vigil to honor our Fallen Heroes can take place each year. The memorial service will be followed by a continuous honor guard detail from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. on the date of the Memorial Service. The United States flag is displayed on a 50-foot flagpole in front of the walkway. The Park is professionally landscaped with seasonal plants and flowers.
The fallen heroes of Ohio have given the ultimate sacrifice to their country and state. One of the ways we can honor their sacrifice is by remembering them.
We would like to express our sincere thank you in advance for the donation that you or your company makes to this worthy project honoring our Fallen Heroes.