City of Mason Veterans' Memorial

Mason, Ohio

The veterans’€™ memorial is located on the grounds of the City of Mason municipal complex. Materials and textures were chosen to integrate and reflect the surrounding architecture. The earth shelters this wedge-shaped memorial and provides a peaceful area to honor our military veterans. A series of stone pillars run through the center of the memorial grounds and recognize our military leaders of war, from the Revolutionary to the Persian Gulf War. A service branch Donor Plaza honors each branch of the military with an engraved seal seen behind our Nation’€™s flag and the POW/MIA flag. A tapered pillar topped by the Eternal Flame stands at attention on the far end of the memorial, burning in remembrance of prisoners of war and soldiers missing in action. A quote from President John F. Kennedy inscribed on the Wall of Tears behind the Flame reads, ‘€œLet every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.’€