A Tribute to Those Who Have Served

History

The Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Parks was inspired by research for the City’s history book, “Dublin’s Journey.” It was suggested that the City needed a public space where it could recognize veterans, current members of the armed forces and their families.

Once a need was confirmed, the Veterans Project Committee was commissioned and composed of representatives from the Dublin community, City Council, City Administration and the Dublin Arts Council. The committee envisioned the site as original, creative, inspirational and reflective of Dublin’s strong sense of aesthetics, quality and community pride.

Historic Dublin was a natural location for this project. Not only does it reflect the committee’s vision, but it is also where some of Dublin’s first settlers received land for their service in the Revolutionary War.

Designed by PLANT Architect Inc., the Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park was sought to be “distinctly Dublin.”

Once the project was completed, more than 1,000 people joined Dublin City Council and the Veterans Project Committee for a special Memorial Day dedication of the Grounds of Remembrance in Dublin Veterans Park on Monday, May 25, 2009.

The program featured guest speakers Col. Tom Moe, a five-year POW in Vietnam, and Jodi Davids, mother of U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Wesley Davids who was killed in Iraq in 2005. The ceremony also included a flyby of two F-16s and a post dedication picnic featuring Civil War re-enactors.

The Grounds of Remembrance honors all who have made sacrifices to defend our freedom; from the first 16 Dublin volunteers who joined the 46th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in October 1861 to the men and women who are serving today and their families who give up so much to support them.

Dublin Veterans Park
77 North High Street
Dublin, Ohio 43017

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Donations & Dedication Stones

This project would have never been possible if it were not for the generous donations of many businesses, organizations, and individuals.

In efforts to raise money for annual maintenance and expansion of the Grounds of Remembrance, donations are accepted in any monetary form. There are also categories of donations including: Major Gifts, Community Fundraising, Patron’s Sycamore Grove and Gifts of the Heart.

If you would like to donate to the Grounds of Remembrance at Dublin Veterans Park, please call Parks Operations at 614.410.4700.

Major Gifts

Patron’s Sycamore Grove

Thank you to the following for their gifts of $15,000 or more. These Patrons have purchased one of the 25 Sycamore grove trees, which includes a plaque at the base of each tree trunk.

The Dublin Foundation
Dublin A.M. Rotary
The Len Immke Family
the Memorial Tournament
Nationwide Insurance

Oak Park, a Hallmark Homes Community
OCLC
Schottenstein Zox and Dunn Co., LPA
Time Warner Cable, Mid-Ohio Division
Washington Township

Community Fundraising

2007 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration
2008 Army/Navy Game Event

Chuck Adkinson
Lou Baumgartner
John Baylin
George Beattie
Jeff Burrow
Richard Davis
Mark Fields
Ernie Gresh
Phil Hahn
Brian Howell
Bob Hunter
Terry Jones
Dick Kauffman
Elaine Kehoe
Mike Kehoe
Tom Kidd
Jennifer King
Lee King
Dick Lipold
Ethan List
Jane Noble
Jeff Noble
Jim Paul
Mike Rinefierd
Bob Rinella
Tom Sawyer
Patty Smith
Wes Smith
Jerry Tilton
Larry Walker
Doug Weakley

$5,000 and Above

Cardinal Health Employees

$1,000 to $4,999

Jody and Michael Davids
Dave Hinds
The Shepherd Foundation/Sally Haimbaugh
Page & Cheryl Vornbrook

$500 to $999

AT&T
Walt and Jane Dennis
Dublin Historical Society
The Greater Dublin Realty Association
Kiwanis Club of Dublin
Brady T. Ostrander
Superior Beverage
Washington Twp. Pro Firefighter (for KIA, POW and MIA recognition)

Up to $499

Ann and Pete Albanese
Air Force One (for KIA, POW and MIA recognition)
Scott & Julie Andrews
Anonymous donors
Pat Baker
Dick and Jane Branum
John and Barb Burkholder
Lloyd Casey
Joel and Robin Campbell
Chris and Tammy Cancilla
City of Dublin, Community Relations Staff
Cap Clegg Columbus Financial Concepts
Chris Cline
Kathleen Christy for Michael Kehoe
Kevin and Jeannette Conley
George and Noula Contakis
Julie and Mark Cyphers for Eric R. Pryday
Dublin Cleaners, Inc.
Dublin Veteran’s Organization
David Evans
Patricia and Joseph Fehn
Terry & Sandy Foegler
The Joseph Fox Family
Jane B. Frontone
The Gebhart, Ott, Pearson Family
Marsha Grigsby
Meghan M. Kehoe & Family for Michael Kehoe
Charles and Margie Headlee
Lee Headlee
Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Herriott
Tim & Missy Hirschfeld
Tim & Mary Howard
Brian Howell
James and Carol Jaeger
Herb and Leona Jones
Michael and Jill Keenan and Family
Paul and Carolyn Klein
Rollie and Joy Lattanner
William & Dolores Leffel
Steve and Mary Leonard
Steve Lucas
Denny and Billie Meadors
James McDonald
Bill Music
Richard Netting
Ltc. Jeff Noble USA (Retired)
Nomer Obnamia & Camille Obnamia
Linda O’Brien
Dr. & Mrs. Thomas O’Brien
Jim and Becky O’Connor
Hiralal and Parul Patel

Dedication Stones

With a contribution of $300, you can honor your loved ones who have served in the armed forces with a Dedication Stone along the Recognition Walk at the Grounds of Remembrance. A Dedication Stone is a personal memorial that will stand the test of time and forever commemorate the sacrifices of your loved ones in Dublin Veterans Park.

To order your Dedication Stone, or for more information, call Park Operations at 614.410.4700. Please indicate if you would like a certificate to commemorate your gift. Download a Dedication Stone Form.

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