Allen County War Memorial

Lima, Ohio

As early as 2014, the Foundation began to consult with LSG Landscape Architecture in the process of planning a unique and personal memorial to be dedicated to remembrance of veterans from Allen County, Ohio who died during military service. LSG designed a 2-acre memorial with four distinct and increasingly sacred zones within the site, which will allow for phased implementation. A series of radiating pathways unify the different areas of the site and allow visitors to travel through and experience it in a variety of way as they choose.

Zone one forms a visible gateway near the intersection of Bellefontaine and Bowman Roads. Located at the terminus of the entry drive, this circular space supports formal gatherings hosting dignitaries and presentation of the honor guard.

The second zone is a large circular space central to the memorial which is dedicated primarily to the remembrance of specific military operations. Twelve granite walls are spaced equally around its perimeter in chronological order, and each displays images to symbolize those events in which county veterans died in service.

The third zone is dedicated to the memory of individual veterans who gave their lives. Each soldier’s name, unit and date is inscribed on continuous waist-high granite walls. These are located within a series of circular outdoor rooms, and each room is situated along a long arcing path.

The fourth zone is a continuous, curvilinear path along the outer memorial perimeter providing an opportunity for contemplative seating and a series of monuments dedicated to individual veterans.

The design was approved in early 2019 and LSG is currently assisting the Memorial Foundation with raising funds for this project.

 

Dickman InsuranceFEATURED SPONSOR:

Without our sponsors there would be no Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation and there would be no Allen County War Memorial.  We believe it is proper and prudent to advertise and support those who are supporting us.

James E. Dickman Insurance first found out about the Allen County War Memorial project while visiting the Foundatuion's booth at  Harrod, Ohio's Pork Rind Festival a few years ago and has been faithfully supporting us ever since

Thank you James E. Dickman Insurance for supporting the construction of the Allen County War Memorial !

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- AGENT ORANGE VICTIMS HAVE AN ORANGE HEART -

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 ALL GAVE SOME, SOME GAVE ALL AND SOME ARE STILL GIVING

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Veterans Information Form

VETERANS INFORMATION SUBMISSION FORM ON-LINE:
As promised, we have placed on our web site a form for public access that you can use to submit information about a veteran who died in service. You can use the form to provide more information about someone in our database or submit a veteran we do not have listed. The form is available at this link.

Veterans Information Form

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