Sad mother in the distance.

Gold Star Mother and Father Statues

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Clinton, Ohio

Not as dramatic as the grieving Gold Star Mother statues in New Hampshire and New York, but still pretty sad. Seven feet tall, sculpted from granite by a gravestone company, she stands clutching a full-color folded American flag to her bosom. She faces a 125-ft. long black granite wall, inscribed with the names of all 3,400+ Ohioans killed in the Vietnam War, Beirut, the Gulf War, Iraq, and Afghanistan. The statue and wall were dedicated on May 17, 2009.

Exactly five years later a matching Gold Star Father statue was added, supposedly the first of its kind anywhere.

Gold Star Mother and Father Statues

Address:
8005 S. Cleveland Massillon Rd, Clinton, OH
Directions:
Ohio Veterans Memorial Park. From Hwy 21 turn east onto Hwy 100/Clinton Rd at the green highway sign for Clinton. When the road ends, turn right onto S. Cleveland Massillon Rd, which then veers left and becomes Main St. The road ends again; turn right again to stay on S. Cleveland Massillon Rd. Drive a few hundred feet, then turn left at the sign down the gravel roadway to the Park. The statues stand in front of the wall.
Admission:
Free
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