July 23, 2022: The Moonlight Serenaders Big Band to perform at the Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication

Korean War Veterans Memorial Dedication
Saturday July 23, 2022
Ohio Veterans Memorial Park

A special musical program is being planned for the KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, Chapter 138 of Akron, Ohio, recognizing the completion and dedication of the recent addition to the Memorial Wall, honoring the fallen Ohio heroes that participated in the Korean War.

The Ohio Veterans’ Memorial Park is constructed of many monuments honoring our Heroes. The flag-ship of the park is the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Wall. The west side of the one hundred and twenty five foot long, polished black granite wall contains the names of the 3,095 Ohioans who gave their lives in service to our nation during the Vietnam War. It is the longest free-standing monument in the nation. It is held in place only by its own weight. (The national wall in D.C. is held in place by an earthen backfill.) The west side of the wall is engraved with all of the conflicts that Ohio has been involved with, since the War of 1812. The West side of the wall also contains the 1,822 engraved names of the Ohio Veterans who lost their lives during the Korean War, 1950-53. All of the photos on the wall were engraved with actual photos of the wars with the exception of 1812. (There were no cameras). This side of the wall also contains the names of Ohio’s Heroes since the Bombing of Beirut.

Appropriate music being performed will begin at approximately 12-noon followed by The National Anthem and Dedication Ceremony. A musical assortment of big band music popular during this early 1950’s era will immediately follow the Dedication program. The ceremony will conclude with echoing solo trumpet playing taps.

COMPLETE DETAILS are available at: www.ovmp.org, Seating will be limited; it is therefore recommended that you bring your own lawn chair.

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