Veterans Memorial Park
Follow the blue arrows on the signs as you walk
You’ll notice that this city park is in pristine condition. Judge Eddie Elum has taken the lead to create and maintain a beautiful place to honor Massillonians who have made the ultimate sacrifice. In the 1940s, the fountain began as an initiative of Mayor Junie Weirich. It was completed as a Jaycee project.
The first two monuments in the center of the park honor those who served in the Merchant Marine and the Korean War. The white monument lists 37 Massillon men who lost their lives in World War I and the 158 who did not return from World War II. The large monument lists the names of all the men and the lone woman from Stark County who gave their lives in the Vietnam Conflict. Nearby stands a bronze statue of an American soldier who served during that war.
Notice that the wall of the building along the east edge of the park bears plaques representing Massillonians who have died in military actions in the Middle East.
Within the park are also markers recognizing the sacrifices of veterans who earned the Purple Heart as well as Gold Star and Blue Star families.