by David Miller
Loveland, Ohio – After more seven decades, the WWII Honor Roll for those Loveland women and men who heard the call to defend Europe during a Nazi invasion and Japan’s attempt to rule Asia and the entire South Pacific has been returned to public display – full restored. It was a way to let townspeople know who was defending the American experiment of democracy.
Loveland Museum Center President Jim Grethel and I stood on the porch of the museum to get out of the rain yesterday when he told me story of how the honor roll was discovered in a barn outside of Loveland and the efforts to restore it to former glory.
A formal dedication will take place on Memorial Day morning, Monday, May 31 after the annual speeches at the Veterans’ Memorial at West Loveland Avenue and Riverside Drive. After those ceremonies, the public will be invited to walk one block away to the Museum. The annual Memorial Day Parade begins at 9 AM at the Loveland Primary and Elementary School Campus and proceeds to the Veterans” memorial.
The Museum is at 201 Riverside Drive in the West Loveland Historic District.
David Miller is the Editor and Publisher of Loveland Magazine.