Ohio Students Lead the Way in Restoring Ohio State Monument
The 5th grade classes of Waggoner Road Middle School in Reynoldsburg, Ohio are leading the effort to restore the monument and memorial to the sons of Ohio who bravely gave their lives in preserving the Union during the Civil War. The students need your help!
The Ohio Monument
The Ohio monument stands proudly on Missionary Ridge as part of the
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, where it’s been since 1903. The monument features four life size granite statues. Three of the figures represent the infantry, artillery and cavalry. The fourth figure is a drummer boy.
Restore the Drummer Boy
After more than 110 years, the monument requires some repairs, specifically to our drummer boy. His hands and drumsticks are no longer attached, so we need your help to make him whole again. The Waggoner Road Middle School students are partnering with the National Park Service and the Friends of the Park to raise $5,000 for restoration of the monument.
How You Can Help
You can help restore our beautiful granite monument and honor the legacy of Ohio’s veterans with a donation to Friends of the Park. You can donate through the Friends website or by mail to the addressbelow. Please make checks payable to Friends of the Park.
Donate now to help restore the Drummer Boy
Friends of the Park
P.O. Box 748
Chattanooga, TN 37401
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