Ohio State community dedicates Remembrance Park

September 2, 2011

Remembrance Park is located at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive.

September 2, 2011 - Today, special military guests, Ohio State leaders, supporters, and service members and their families celebrated the dedication of Remembrance Park, a public memorial honoring Ohio State’s veteran-alumni.

Located at the northwest corner of Tuttle Park Place and Woody Hayes Drive, the park features an Honor Brick walkway that recognizes those who have served in the armed forces, and a Wall of Honor and Remembrance, which pays special tribute to the 897 Ohio State alumni who lost their lives in service to the country.

“Remembrance Park is deeply meaningful for the university community, providing a permanent place to honor those who so selflessly served this country,” said Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee. “And, I am so grateful for the generosity of all who made this remarkable space possible.”

Remembrance Park, a collaboration among The Ohio State University Department of Athletics; Ohio State’s Army, Navy, and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC); and the Franklin County Alumni Club, is a place where family members, students, faculty, and members of the community can visit and reflect. It will also serve as a green space for ROTC and Athletics activities including formations, ceremonies, and family activities during sporting event weekends.

“During my tenure, I can tell you, without a doubt, that some of the finest young men and women of this nation came through this program and this university,” said Remembrance Park featured speaker, Brigadier General Clouse. “As I look around and see the names on the brick walkway and the Wall of Honor, I am compelled to take pause and think of all the loved ones who will forever miss their service member.“

Contact: Jane Carroll, carroll.296@osu.edu