The Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation and Memorial Park Cemetery of Lima will be conducting a ceremony to sign the agreement to build the Allen County War Memorial on two acres of Memorial Park Cemetery property. Memorial Park Cemetery has agreed to provide this acreage free of charge in perpetuity for the memorial.
The ceremony will be held on August 19th at 2PM in the open air chapel near the main entrance to the cemetery off of Harding Highway. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. See Google Map for directions: Memorial Park Cemetery of Lima
Lowell Leland Butcher
Birth: Aug. 24, 1898
Jay County Indiana, USA
ENLISTED IN LIMA, OHIO
Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial
Lorraine Region, France
Death: Jul. 23, 1918, France
Son of Alexander and Lulu (Swank) Butcher; born August 24, 1897 in Jay County, Indiana. Occupation: Laborer. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army in August 1917 at Lima, Ohio. Sent to Camp Sheridan, Alabama; transferred to Camp Hancock, Georgia; assigned to Company L, 38th Infantry, 3rd Division. Embarked for overseas in Spring of 1918. Participated in Aisne Defensive, Champagne, Marne Defensive, Aisne-Marne Offensive. Killed in action on July 23, 1918 while crossing Marne River. Died at age 20 years, 11 months. Time in service: 11 months.
The Mission of the Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation is to perpetuate the memory of those members of the U.S. Armed Forces from Allen County who have given their lives for our country by constructing the: