Freedom Grove 9/11 Memorial - Urbana, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougandSandra
N 40° 05.506 W 083° 45.395
17T E 264998 N 4441584
Quick Description: Freedom Grove Park is located at the intersection of U.S. 68 and State Route 55 in Urbana, Ohio. The memorial is a sculpture, a plaque, and a memorial to the 9/11 tragedy.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2014 12:55:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQCW
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The memorial is a countywide collaboration coordinated by the Urbana Rotary Club. This plaque is located at the walkway entrance to the memorial.  photo IMG_0088c_zpsa5f18b8c.jpg The focal point of the memorial, the steel beam, stands straight up at the center of a circular concrete base. It is handicap-accessible by way of a walkway that allows visitors to get a close-up view and touch the beam if they wish. The memorial was designed by local artist Mike Major, he describes it's five elements as, first four cornerstones that mark the four corners of a 208' footprint of one tower, second the earth mounds, that represent the impact of the fall and how it still impacts us today, third the circle under the beam as the circle of life and how it embraces the beam, fourth the stars as the towers, inspired by the flag, fifth the beam, it is twisted by tragedy but it stands tall with America.
Date of Dedication: 9/11/2011

Name of organization that built the memorial: The Rotary Club of Urbana

Private or Public Monument?: Private

Text on the memorial:
 photo IMG_0091c_zps062b5eeb.jpg


Physical address of memorial:
U.S. 68 at St. Rt. 55
Urbana, Ohio USA
43078


Website for more information: [Web Link]

Additional coordinates: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
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