Welcome to the Nordonia Hills Veterans Memorial Park
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In August of 2015, through the efforts of Mr. Tom O’Brien, American Legion Nordonia Hills Post 801 petitioned the Mayor and City Council of Macedonia to allow the Post to erect a monument to all veterans in what was known as Colonel Peck Park located at the intersection of Route 82 and South Bedford Road. The Mayor and Council enthusiastically agreed and renamed the park Veterans Memorial Park dedicated to all veterans.
The Mayor formed a planning committee to advise on the development of the park. The committee is comprised of members from AL Post 801 and, upon the request of Post 801, from Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6768 in association with the city of Macedonia. The Posts have been joined by their Auxiliaries to assist in raising approximately $350,000.
The park will consist of the main memorial honoring all veterans on a plaza made of pavers with three flag poles. There will be a special spot for the names of Nordonia Hills’ veterans that were killed in action (KIA). (Please refer to the tab marked KIA for details on how to have someone listed.)
In addition there will be up to 12 smaller memorials with a brief history of each of the major conflicts since the Revolutionary War. The original memorial from World War I will be returned to the park as well
Handicapped accessible picnic tables and benches will be placed throughout the park along the walkways.
The park will be built in four phases. The first phase is the memorial and the plaza along with the required site preparation. Due to issues in site preparations, the completion target date has had to be revised to early September.
There is much to do and tax deductible donations, such as yours, would be a great help toward bringing this to reality. What a great way to remember and celebrate the life of a loved one while helping raise funds to make the Veterans Memorial Park possible.