One Courthouse Sq.
Bowling Green, OH., 43402
A project to renovate, refurbish, and enhance the Veterans Memorial located at the County Courthouse
History of the Wood County Veterans Memorial
In 1950, the Memorial was established following a generous donation by the Wood County Chapter of the Gold Star Mothers. The memorial served to
venerate the names of their sons who had died in both WWI and WWII. As the United States engaged in new conﬂicts, the Korean, Vietnam, and the
Medal of Honor monuments were added along with the names of those who served. Recently, Master Chief Edward Byers’ name was added to the Medal of Honor monument.
Future of the Wood County Veterans Memorial
This project will include both Site Improvement and
Rebuilding phases. Structural and aesthetic enhancements
will provide stability and visibility to the Memorial.
Notably, the revamped Memorial will be completely
wheelchair accessible. In October 2020, the Veterans
Memorial Committee placed the order for the new and
refurbished monuments detailed in the project plan. The
existing monuments were then removed from the site on
Tuesday, October 27, 2020.
The new World War I & II monument will be quarried and crafted in Barre, Vermont, at the same quarry used for the original monument in 1950.
The Korean War monument was also shipped to Vermont where a new stone backdrop will be added, along with cleaning and polishing.
Monuments for the Vietnam War and the Medal of Honor
recipients will be cleaned locally.
WOOD COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL COMMITMENT OF SUPPORT
With an expected re-dedication date of September 11,
2021, the Veterans Memorial Committee is making a final
Gifts of all sizes will help. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations making a gift of $2,500 or
more will have their name placed on a recognition plaque to be installed in the Courthouse Atrium and all donors will receive a thank you for their support
There are two ways to donate!
Submit a credit card donation via the BG Community Foundation
through the Toledo Community Foundation link below: