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. During the Rebuilding phase, current monuments (Korean, Vietnam, and the Medal of Honor) will be cleaned, polished, and repaired. New WWI and WWII monuments will be brought in as near-replicas of current monuments with a single piece of granite and updated, etched names. There will be new monuments honoring the Civil War, Persian Gulf/Afghanistan, and Gold Star Families added to the Memorial.


    With over fifty percent of the $400,000 project goal raised in cash and additional in-kind work and product commitments from area business and trade unions, the project is moving forward with completion expected in summer 2021.

    Fundraising for the balance of the project continues. Gifts of all sizes will help us reach the goal. 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:

    Credit Card Donation

    Or click the link below to access a form that needs to be completed and provided with your contribution:

    Veterans Memorial Contribution Form
Future Memorial Street View

For more information about the project, please contact Wood County Commissioners (419) 354-9100 or email: Vmemorial@co.wood.oh.us