DAYTON – Dignitaries and local military leaders are among those invited to attend as Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton celebrates the dedication of a new Veteran’s memorial on the campus on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at Hospice, 324 Wilmington Ave.
The memorial honors the service and celebrates the lives of veterans from the Miami Valley community.
The memorial has multiple illustrated panels dedicated to individual military involvements – the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean, Viet Nam, Desert Storm and the War Against Terror. Each branch of the service is also represented with a panel of its own. The floor of the memorial is a map of the world, reflecting the international scope of conflict.
Each branch of the United States service is represented with a flag, along with the state flag as part of the memorial. The American flag will fly proudly in the center.
The memorial was designed and constructed by Paul J. Striebel and Associates architects of Centerville.
The American Pride Veteran Memorial is a part of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton program to honor the Veterans and families they have the honor and privilege of serving throughout the greater Dayton area.
The memorial features an interactive kiosk that offers an opportunity for all veterans in the Miami Valley to be remembered. This kiosk will sit on the south side of the memorial and feature the names, photos and short stories about area Veterans. Future plans for the kiosk include remote viewing of the memorial listings and a feature that allows local family members to add Veterans to the kiosk.
Ceremonies to dedicate the new memorial are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Veteran’s Day. The public is invited to attend.