The City of Beavercreek's Veterans Memorial is located at 1911 North Fairfield Road at Fairwood Drive.
The granite monument stands 23 feet tall and weighs 33,000 pounds. The black granite column represents strength while the brass globe symbolizes where Americans have served around the world. The brass flame inside of the globe represents the eternal memory of veterans. The brass eagle symbolizes freedom and the star-shape represents the stars on the American flag.
Five sides of the monument signify branches of the armed services. The faces of the base feature the logos of the five branches of the armed services. The five-pointed star at the base of the monument carries through the design of the column base. The logos are placed in a counter-clockwise direction, starting with the oldest service established— Army.
The Walk of History will take a visitor through the American Revolution, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
Purchase a brick
The Veterans Memorial offers the opportunity to enshrine yourself or a loved one in a place of honor. Brick space is available for all who served in the United States' military.
Past or present membership in any veteran’s organization is not a requirement for purchase of a memorial brick.
You do not have to be a Beavercreek resident. The memorial is dedicated to all veterans who served the U.S., living or deceased.
A 4 by 8-inch brick, which holds three lines of information can be purchased for $100.
An 8 by 8-inch brick, which holds five lines of information, can be purchased for $200.
Information on the brick should be simple and dignified. Information can include rank, medals earned, branch of service, ship name, service years, war and/or battle fought.
Each brick must be dedicated to a veteran and cannot include names of organizations, businesses, schools, friends or family members.
Bricks purchased for several family members or friends can be grouped together if it is possible and is requested at the time of purchase.